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In Minnesota, as in other states and on the federal level, stamp contests are held to find the best paintings each year to be featured on the various stamps used with hunting and fishing licenses. There are five stamp contests held at various times during the year in Minnesota. The current winners are:

Past winners of the various stamp contests can be found on this list. 

Minnesota 2020 Walleye Stamp image by Josh Evan.

2021 Walleye Stamp

Josh Mapleton Artist Wins 2020 Walleye Stamp Contest

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News Release - August 1, 2019

In the walleye stamp contest, Mapleton artist Josh Evan won for the first time with a painting of walleye about to bite on a hook baited with a minnow.

Judges selected the painting from among nine submissions. The runner-up in this year’s contest was Mickelson, the trout and salmon stamp contest winner.

Purchasing a walleye stamp is voluntary. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources uses revenue from walleye stamp sales to purchase walleye to stock in Minnesota lakes. Anglers can buy walleye stamps any time, even if they already have a license.

Visit mndnr,gov/stamps for more information about habitat stamps and contest guidelines.

Melissa Mickelson is the first-time winner of the 2020 Trout and Salmon Contest.
2021 Trout and Salmon Stamp

ST Paul artist wins 2021 Trout and Salmon Stamp Contest

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News (Released August 1, 2019)

ST. PAUL — Minneapolis artist Melissa Mickelson won the trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a rainbow trout eating a minnow. Mickelson is not only a first-time winner, but becomes the first woman to win the contest since 1990 and only the second in the history of the stamp.

Judges on Aug. 1 selected Mickelson’s painting from among 12 submissions. Tie runners-up were Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville and John Barnard of Moose Lake.

The trout and salmon stamp validation costs $10 and is required for Minnesota residents age 18 to 64 and non-residents older than age 18 and under age 65 to fish designated trout streams, trout lakes and Lake Superior and when in possession of trout or salmon.

For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the validation as well as the pictorial stamp in the mail. It also is sold as a collectible without a fishing license.

Revenue from trout and salmon stamp sales is dedicated to trout and salmon management and habitat work.

 Minnesota 2020 Migratory Waterfowl Stamp image by Michael Sieve. 2021 Migratory Waterfowl Stamp

Rushford artist, Michael Sieve, wins 
2021 Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest. 

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News (Released September 16, 2019)

The 2020 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp will feature a painting of a pair of snow geese by Rushford artist Michael Sieve, who won the annual waterfowl stamp contest sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. It was Sieve’s first time winning this contest. 

Fifteen artists submitted entries and two advanced as finalists in the Sept. 5 contest at the DNR’s Central Office in St. Paul. The other finalist was Scot Storm from Freeport. A five-member panel of judges from the DNR, Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service selected the winning design.

The $7.50 Duck Stamp is required of all Minnesota waterfowl hunters ages 18 through 64. Stamp sales generate about $700,000 per year for waterfowl habitat enhancement projects.

The DNR offers no prizes for the stamp contest winner, but the winning artist retains the right to reproduce the work. Each year the entries are limited to a predetermined species that breeds in or migrates through Minnesota. The eligible species for the 2021 stamp design will be the greater scaup.

 
2021 Pheasant Habitat Stamp

Albert Lea Artist, Mark Kness, won the 2021 Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News Released October 3, 2019

Mark Kness of Albert Lea won the Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest and Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville won the Turkey Habitat Stamp contest. Both of the annual contests took place Sept. 19 and are sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

This was the first time Mark Kness has won the pheasant stamp contest. His painting, selected by judges from among 11 submissions, will be featured on the 2020 pheasant habitat stamp. Other finalists were Mark Thone of Shakopee in second place, Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville in third place and Nicholas Markell of Stillwater in fourth place.

In the turkey stamp contest, Hamrick’s painting was selected by judges from among nine submissions, and will be featured on the 2021 turkey habitat stamp. Other finalists were Micah Hanson of St. Charles in second place and Mark Kness in third place.

2021 Turkey Stamp Competition. First Place: Stephen Hamrick

The pheasant stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters ages 18 to 64. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the validation as well as the pictorial stamp in the mail. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to pheasant habitat management and protection.

Micah Hanson is the 2019 Minnesota Turkey Stamp Winner
 2021 Turkey Habitat Stamp

Shakopee resident wins 2021 Turkey Stamp contest

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News Release - January 6, 2019

Shakopee artist Mark Thone won the 2021 turkey stamp contest. Judges selected his painting from among 12 submissions for the annual contest that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sponsors.

Shakopee wildlife artist Mark Thone has won the 2021 turkey stamp competition of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Thone’s painting will be featured on the DNR stamp, available for sale March 1, 2021

. The DNR uses stamp revenue for wild turkey management and research.

“There are so many good Minnesota artists, it’s a privilege to win,” said Thone.

The turkey stamps are among several fish and wildlife stamps used to fund DNR programs. The Minnesota legislature authorized the stamps in 1996 at the request of turkey hunters.

The stamps cost 75 cents, and are included in the price of a turkey hunting license. They also can be purchased as collectibles.

The two turkeys featured on Thone’s winning stamp were at a wooded Bloomington park last spring, Thone said.

“I was staking them out with a camera,” he said. “These turkeys were strutting their stuff to compete for the attention of the female.”

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