Adam Grimm, an Ohio native who now lives in Burbank, S.D., was named winner of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.
Grimm’s richly hued image of canvasbacks will appear on the 2014-15 Federal Duck Stamp. It’s Grimm’s second contest victory; his artwork also appeared on the 2000-2001 stamp.
Adam Grimm’s winning entry in the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Contest..Contributed image
The announcement was made Saturday by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Rowan Gould at the Maumee Bay State Park and Conference Center in Oregon, Ohio.
Runner-up was a cinnamon teal by Hoyt Smith, of Tulsa, Okla.
Hoyt Smith, of Tulsa, Okla., was runner-up in the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. Contributed image
Ron Louque, of Charlottesville, Va.,placed third with his acrylic canvasbacks.
Ron Louque, of Charlottesville, Va., took third place with his acrylic painting of a trio of canvasbacks. Contributed image
There were 202 entries in the competition, 16 of which made it to the final round of judging. Artists were required to use blue-winged teal, canvasback, cinnamon teal, gadwall or mallards in their paintings
Waterfowl hunters 16 and older are required to purchase and carry a Migratory Bird Conservation and Hunting Stamp. Conservationists, stamp collectors and others may also purchase the stamp in support of habitat conservation. A current Duck Stamp can also be used for free admission to any national wildlife refuge open to the public.