Results & Scoring

2021 Federal duck stamp contest

 James Hautman Wins Federal Duck Stamp Contest
a pair of redheads floating in the water painted by Minnesota artist James Hautman 2021 Duckstamp Winner credit James Hautman/USFWS
After two days of competition, James Hautman of Chaska, Minnesota, emerged as the winner of the 2021 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with his painting of a pair of redheads floating in the water. The announcement was made via live stream at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. The winning art will grace the 2021-2022 Federal Duck Stamp, which will raise tens of millions of dollars for habitat conservation after it goes on sale in June 2021.

 News release
 Gallery of 2021 Federal Duck Stamp Contest entries
 Full contest scoring & list of entrants (140.8KB)

Second place art
An acrylic painting of Ross's geese by Robert Hautman
2021 Federal Duck Stamp Contest second place art. An acrylic painting of Ross's geese by Robert Hautman of Delano, Minnesota.

Third place art
acrylic painting of a flying drake redhead by Joshua Spies
2021 Federal Duck Stamp Contest third place art. An acrylic painting of a flying drake redhead by Joshua Spies of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

High-resolution versions of the top three entries are available for certain uses. Contact Valerie Fellows at valerie_fellows@fws.gov.

Last Updated: October 14, 2021