2011 Federal Duck Stamp Contest Winner Announced

Image of winning 2011 Federal Duck stamp contest artwork by Joseph Hautman

For the fourth time, artwork by Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minnesota was selected as the winner of the Federal Duck Stamp contest. Hautman previously won the contest in 1991, 2001 and 2007, with his acrylic rendering of a wood duck taking the latest prize on October 30, 2011 during the contest proceedings at the National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia. The 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp, featuring the winning art, will go on sale July 1, 2012. Runners-up were Adam Grimm of Burbank, South Dakota (2nd place) and Richard Clifton of Milford, Delaware (3rd place) with, respectively, an oil painting of a single gadwall and an acrylic painting of a mallard pair. Proceeds from the sales of Duck Stamps is used to purchase key waterfowl habitat areas in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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