For Immediate Release
Feb. 25, 2013
ODNR Announces Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp Competition Winner
COLUMBUS, OH - The artwork of Ohio native Adam Grimm won first place in this year's Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp Design Competition, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Grimm’s painting of a Northern pintail will appear on the Ohio wetlands habitat stamp issued in fall 2014. (click image to enlarge)
The winning entry was selected from a field of 18 original paintings submitted by artists from nine states, including 10 entries from Ohio. The competition was held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Ohio Ducks Unlimited annual banquet in Licking County.
Second place honors went to Daniel Allard of Pickerington with his painting of canvasbacks, and the third place entry was painted by Jeffrey Hoff from South Dakota with his painting of a redhead duck.
Last year's winner, Jeffery Klinefelter of Indiana, will see his painting of a pair of blue-winged teals appear on the 2013 wetlands habitat stamp.
Approximately 24,000 Ohio wetland habitat stamps were purchased last year, according to the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The proceeds from stamp sales help fund vital wetland habitat restoration projects in Ohio. These habitats are important to many resident wildlife species, including state-endangered trumpeter swans, wetland birds, amphibians and numerous migratory species.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.com.
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Editor’s Note: The winning stamp design is attached to this email. For higher resolution or additional images from the competition, visit wildohio.com or contact Tim.Daniel@dnr.state.oh.us.
For more information, contact:
Susie Vance, ODNR Division of Wildlife
Jason Fallon, ODNR Office of Communications