2012 Federal Duck Stamp Contest Winner Announced

Image of winning 2012 Federal Duck stamp contest artwork by Robert Steiner

For the second time, artwork by Robert Steiner of San Francisco, California was selected as the winner of the Federal Duck Stamp contest - the only juried art competition sponsored by the federal government. Steiner previously won the contest in 1998, with his acrylic rendering of a Common Goldeneye taking the latest prize on September 29, 2012 during the contest proceedings at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. The 2013-2014 Federal Duck Stamp, featuring the winning art, will go on sale in late June 2013. Runners-up were Paul Bridgeford of Des Moines, Iowa (2nd place) and Gerald Mobley of Claremore, Oklahoma (3rd place) both with acrylic paintings of a Northern Shoveler pair. Hunters and wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase a Duck Stamp, as proceeds are used to purchase key waterfowl habitat areas in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The stamp sells for $15 and raises about $25 million each year.

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