Scot Storm, an artist from Freeport, Minnesota, is the winner of the 2018 Federal Duck Stamp art contest. The announcement was made on September 15 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 is on sale in late June 2019. This is the second contest win for Storm, whose artwork previously appeared on the 2004-2005 stamp.
The federal duck stamp, which sells for $25, will help raise tens of millions of dollars for habitat conservation, protecting wetland habitats in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since 1934, sales have raised more than a billion dollars, helping to conserve more than six million acres of high quality waterfowl habitat.
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