The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has released the winning entries in the inaugural Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest. A $13 state duck stamp must accompany a hunting license, to hunt waterfowl in Connecticut, but some collectors buy the stamps to support wildlife programs. Money from the duck stamp sales is used for wildlife conservation.The winning artwork will be featured on the 2013 Connecticut Duck Stamp, It was a painting of three wood ducks submitted by wildlife artist Richard Clifton, who also has been a winner of the federal duck stamp art contest.
Second place went to two canvasbacks painted by Guy Crittenden, and third place to Wes Dewey for a painting of a pair of redhead ducks.
The paintings all are on display at the Sessions Woods Concervation Education Center, 341 Milford Street, Route 69, Burlington.