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Federal Duck Stamp Competition

Robert Bealle holds his award winning Duck Stamp entry On October 16th and 17th, 2009, a panel of five distinguished judges (plus an alternate) judged the 224 entries in front of an auditorium full of visitors and hopeful artists. First place went to Robert Bealle, a local artist from Waldorf, Maryland, who has participated in the federal competition many times. His serene depiction of an American wigeon will be made into the 2010-2011 Federal Duck Stamp, and will go on sale in late June 2010.

Photographs courtesy of FWS Volunteer Ed Grimes.

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Visitor Center auditorium prior to judging. Special thanks to Bass Pro Shops for transforming auditorium into the wild.
Display of Duck Stamp entries inside lobby of National Wildlife Visitor Center
Panel of distinguished judges assessing Duck Stamp art
The winner of the 2010-2011 Federal Duck Stamp Competition
The top three Duck Stamp entries
Robert Bealle holds his award winning Duck Stamp entry

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