Feds duck controversy, restore prize for stamp art to 6-year-old girl

Six-year-old Madison Grimm, of South Dakota, has been reinstated as the 2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp champion in the annual art contest held by the US. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Her oil painting of a canvasback duck was chosen from 29,000 contest entries. FWS announced Grimm’s win on April 19, but soon disqualified her from the contest because she was alleged to have used  an illegal transfer method, according to a story from Fox News today.

The FWS announced in a May 2 press release its decision to reinstate Madison as the contest winner and apologized for any distress the decisions caused. Hmmm.

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