Congratulations to James Hautman of Chaska, Minn. for winning the 2016 Federal Duck Stamp Contest! His acrylic painting of Canada geese will be made into the 2017-2018 federal duck stamp.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proud to announce that the 2016 Federal Duck Stamp Contest – the most prestigious federally-sponsored art contest in the nation - will be held Sept. 9-10, 2016, at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. A panel of five judges will select the artwork that will appear on the 2017-2018 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, also known as the Duck Stamp.
The Federal Duck Stamp Program is one of the most successful conservation programs in our nation’s history, and has generated more than $800 million to help protect and conserve more than 5.7 million acres of wetlands and grasslands for wildlife habitat. By purchasing Federal Duck Stamps, hunters, birders, wildlife enthusiasts, stamp collectors and anyone who cares about the environment contributes to the conservation of America’s natural resources.
The Federal Duck Stamp contest will culminate in selection of the art that will grace the nation's 84th Duck Stamp. Viewing of the artwork and judging is free and open to the public.
In honor of the Contest, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is providing free general admission to the museum on September 9 and 10.