2000 PA Trout/Salmon Stamp & Print Art Competition

The open art competition to select the Commission's year 2000 trout/salmon stamp artwork was held at Harrisburg Area Commmunity College's Wildwood Conference Center last May. Artists were required to paint a brook trout. The year 2000 is the 30th anniversary of the brook trout having been named the official state fish of Pennsylvania. The year 2000 also marks the 10th anniversary of the trout/salmon stamp and print program.

In this year's competition, 68 paintings were submitted by 62 different artists. Some 50 people attended the contest.

 The winning entry was submitted by Mark A. Sussino (above), Harrisburg. Mr. Sussino painted the 1991 trout/salmon stamp and print, also a brook trout.

The field was narrowed to eight for a final round of judging. 
The finalists were:

1st­Mark A. Sussino, Harrisburg, PA.

2nd­Christopher Leeper, Youngstown, OH.

3rd­Ron Jenkins, Charlo, MT.

4th­Rob Stine, Vestal, NY.

5th (tie)­Susan Bankey Yoder, Atglen, PA.

5th (tie)­Paul R. Fenwick, Neshanic Station, NJ.

7th­Paul R. Fenwick, Neshanic Station, NJ.

8th­Bob Anderson - Volant, PA.


Commission President Enoch S. "Inky" Moore shows the first-place painting.

 Group photo

 All entries were evaluated and scored by judges. Pictured below with the first-, second- and third-place finalist paintings are (from left) Tim Klinger, program manager; judge Del Graff, Director of the Commission Bureau of Fisheries; judge George LaVanish, Wilderness Editions publisher; judge Ted Walke, PFBC illustrator; judge Dennis Guise, Commission Deputy Executive Director/Chief Counsel; judge Commission President Enoch S. "Inky" Moore; and Executive Director Peter A. Colangelo.

Year 2000 stamps will be available December 1, 1999, from Commission licensing agents and offices.

Year 2000 prints will be available December 1, 1999, from Wilderness Editions, RD 1, Box 73, Warriors Mark, PA 16877, telephone (814) 632-7645 or (800) 355-7645.

The 1999 stamp and print, the "Susquehanna" train car, by George LaVanish, are also available from Wilderness Editions.

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July/August 1999 Angler & Boater

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