FANTASTY DUCK STAMP LEague LEADER BOARD

TOP TWENTY

1. Jeff Wierzba (78)

2. Gunner Hilliard (77)

3. Adam Nisbett (60)

4. Patrick Haubner; Bryan Johnson (59) 6. C. S. (58) 7. Tim Taylor (56) 8. Frank Mittelstadt (55) 9. Martin Smith (54) 10. Steve Menzel (53) 11. Hayes Martens (47) 12. Marissa D'Agostini (45) 13. Christina Frank; Lois Wierzba (42) 15. Gayle Kelly (36) 16. Sara Comstock (34) 17. Janet Brehm (31) 18. Liz Potter-Nelson (24) 19. Patricia Weidknect; Hallie Ranta (18)

Since 1934, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act into law, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has run the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried art competition sponsored by the federal government. The Duck Stamp, also known as the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, not only licenses waterfowl hunters, but also raises money to conserve and protect bird habitats through the National Wildlife Refuge System.

This year's open-to-the-public contest will be held in Stevens Point, WI. To encourage residents to follow the competition, CREATE has put together this Fantasy Duck Stamp League. To participate, open the flickr gallery of 2017 entries and use the form below to move ducks through each round of the competition. Selections are finalized once a participant hits the "submit" button. Participants must submit their selections by 11:59 PM Central Time on September 14, 2017 to be eligible for the league.

Remember these criteria when making your assessments:

  • Biological Accuracy - the five eligible species for 2017 are: Mallard, Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Harlequin Duck 
    • species must be anatomically correct
    • habitat in which the species is portrayed must be accurate for the species and season
    • behavior exhibited must be accurate for the species
  • Artistic Composition
  • Suitability as a Stamp - the 7 X 10 art must retain its appeal when reduced to a  1 1/2" X 1 3/4" stamp

The replication or reuse of these images without the consent of the artist violates U.S. copyright law.

Name *
Name
Round One *
Check up to thirty ducks to advance to the second round. Each correct selection will receive 1 point. Participants that select more than thirty ducks will receive credit for their first thirty selections.
Round Two *
Check up to ten ducks to advance to the final round. Each correct selection will receive 3 points. Participants that select more than ten ducks will receive credit for their first ten selections.
Top Three *
Check your top three ducks. Each correct selection will receive 10 points. Participants that select more than three ducks will receive credit for their first three selections.
Winning Duck *
Check the duck you expect to win the competition. Correctly chosen ducks will receive 30 points. Participants that select more than one duck will not receive points in this round.
Rules of Participation *