The 1998 Trout/Salmon Stamp and Print Competition

1st place painting

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A watercolor painted by Ed Parkinson of Browndale, PA, was selected as the winner of Pennsylvania's 1998 Trout Stamp Art Competition. Parkinson's stream scene depicts an angler on the West Branch of the Delaware River on a glorious autumn day. Parkinson's painting will become the Fish and Boat Commission's 1998 Trout Stamp. In addition, the painting will be available as a limited-edition fine-art print from Wilderness Editions, Warriors Mark, PA.

The competition for the 1998 trout/salmon stamp and print took place June 3 at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center, Camp Hill. There were 66 paintings, submitted by 61 different artists, on the subject of "trout streams of Pennsylvania." The winners are:

2nd place painting

Third place painting

Judges and other dignitaries were (left to right) Del Graff (judge), Director of the Commission Bureau of Fisheries; Peter A. Colangelo, Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director; Al Mayhew (judge), retired, former Director of the Commission Bureau of Administration; George Lavanish (judge), Wilderness Editions Publisher; Enoch "Inky" Moore (judge), Commissioner; Dennis Guise (judge), Commission Deputy Executive Director and Chief Counsel; Ted R. Walke (judge), Chief of the Commission's Graphic Services Section; and Tim Klinger, Trout/Salmon Stamp Program Manager.

Judges

The 1998 trout stamp print and patch will be available October 1, 1997, from Wilderness Editions, RD 1 Box 73, Warriors Mark, PA 16877; telephone (814) 632-7645. The 1998 trout stamp will be available December 1, 1997, from Commission licensing agents. The 1997 trout stamp print, Neshannock Creek by Christopher Leeper, of Youngstown, Ohio, is also available from Wilderness Editions.


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