James Hautman wins Federal Duck Stamp Contest 2021

After two days of competition, James Hautman of Chaska, Minnesota, emerged as the winner of the 2021 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with his painting of a pair of redheads floating in the water. The announcement was made via live stream at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. The winning art will grace the 2022-2023 Federal Duck Stamp, which will raise tens of millions of dollars for habitat conservation after it goes on sale in June 2022.

2021 Federal Duck Stamp Contest second place art. An acrylic painting of Ross's geese by Robert Hautman of Delano, Minnesota.

2021 Federal Duck Stamp Contest third place art. An acrylic painting of a flying drake redhead by Joshua Spies of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

High-resolution versions of the top three entries are available for certain uses. Contact Valerie Fellows at valerie_fellows@fws.gov.