Delaware Duck Stamp, Trout Stamp Competition Winners Chosen
(March 10, 2005) Three male mergansers and the
Fenwick Island Lighthouse will adorn
The paintings won top honors in the Division of Fish and Wildlifes annual stamp art competition, held Wednesday, March 9 at the Delaware Agriculture Museum. The judging was observed by more than 60 stamp art enthusiasts and the winner of the 26th Duck Stamp Contest, Joanna Rivera of Richland, New Jersey.
Rivera, who won an honorable mention in last years contest, is a long-time wildlife and landscape artist but has only been entering stamp design contests, including the federal Duck Stamp Contest, for two years. This is my first win and I am thrilled, she said. Especially since it was so hard to find photographic references of common mergansers to study. She will receive $2,500 and 150 artist's proofs of the limited edition print series.
The 2006 Trout Stamp winner was Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Greene, Indiana, who also created the winning design for the 2003 and 1997 Delaware Duck Stamps and placed second in the 2004 Delaware Trout Stamp. He will receive $250 and retain the rights to reproduce and sell prints.
The Duck Stamp Contest judges were Robert Trapani, president of the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation; Rusty Harvey, executive director of Delaware Wild Lands, Inc.; Dr. Kathleen Berhalter, artist and art studio owner; Larry Marvel, Dover Litho Printing Company; Ted Palmer, of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Service; and alternates, Arthur Straughn, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge; and Dr. Donald Parks of Delaware State University and director of the Arts Center Gallery.
Selecting Best of Show for the Trout Stamp art contest
were Charlie Miller, professional biologist with Environmental Consulting
Services, Inc.; Larry Marvel, printer; Doug Gibson, renowned decoy
carver and conservationist; Rick Stephens, Delaware Trout Unlimited
board member; and Ed ODonnell, Delaware Trout Association board
member and life-member of
The Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with
Ducks Unlimited, began the duck stamp and print program in 1980 to
raise funds for waterfowl conservation, including acquiring and improving
the wetland habitats that are vital for the survival of migratory
waterfowl. To date,
The Game and Fish Commission, now the Division
of Fish and Wildlife, began requiring trout stamps in the 1950s.
Trout stamp art was first used in 1977. To fish in Delawares
designated trout streams, from the annual opening of trout season
on the first Saturday in April through June 30, and from the first
Saturday in October through Nov. 30, resident anglers ages 16 to 65
must have a Delaware Trout Stamp. Twelve- through 15- year-old residents
must have a Young Angler Trout Stamp. All non-resident anglers 12
and older are required to have a Non-Resident Trout Stamp.
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