Scot Storm Wins Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Second Win for Minnesota Artist

Scot Storm, an artist from Freeport, Minn., is the winner of the 2018 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made on Sept. 15 by Department of the Interior official Andrea Travnicek at the annual competition, held at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

Storm's acrylic painting of a wood duck and decoy will be made into the 2019-2020 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or "Duck Stamp," which will go on sale in late June 2019. Storm's art previously appeared on the 2004-2005 Federal Duck Stamp.

The Service annually produces the Federal Duck Stamp, which sells for $25 and raises up to $40 million to conserve and protect wetland habitats in the  National Wildlife Refuge System for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of people.

Frank Mittelstadt of Beaver Dam, Wis., took second place with his acrylic depiction of a wood duck.

Greg Alexander of Ashland, Wis., placed third with his acrylic painting of lesser scaup.

This year's Federal Duck Stamp Contest paid tribute to our nation's waterfowl hunters and hunting heritage. All entries were required to depict a hunting-themed element in addition to the eligible species.

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Last Updated: September 19, 2018