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6-year-old junior duck stamp artist disqualified; new winner named

April 27, 2013 at 01:11 PM

The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has disqualified a 6-year-old South Dakota girl from accepting a $5,000 scholarship after her painting was selected for a federal duck stamp.

Six-year-old Madison Grimm, of Burbank, was selected as the winner of the Federal Duck Stamp contest last week. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday that she was disqualified after officials learned she had copied it from an image, which is against contest rules.

The original runner up, 17-year-old Peter Coulter of Washington, Mo., has been named the new winner.

Proceeds from sales of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp support environmental education.

Previous story is linked below.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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South Dakota youth wins Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition

The design for the new stamp, painted by 6-year-old Madison Grimm of Burbank, S.D., was chosen by a panel of judges at the national Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W. Va.

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