Winning Trout Stamp Contest Entries

The winning entries for the 2021 edition of the Delaware Trout Stamp Contest were chosen by a panel of five judges who independently inspected the artwork by appointment on Oct. 1, 2020 in the DNREC Auditorium. 

The 2020 Trout Stamp will feature a painting of a brown trout by Dennis Arp, of Culbertson, Nebraska . Mr. Arp received $250 for Best in Show and retains artist’s rights for reproduction and sales of prints of the stamp. George Bradford of Georgetown, Delaware, took second place with a brown trout. Third place was Eric Jablonowski of Suwanee, Georgia, with a brown trout.

Best in Show

1st Place, Dennis Arp

Second Place

2nd Place, George Bradford

Third Place

3rd Place, Eric Jablonski

Honorable Mentions

Honorable mentions went (left to right) to Stephen Hamrick, of Lakeville, Minnesota with a rainbow trout; Ryan Peterson of Jackson, Wyoming with a brown trout; and David Weaver of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with a brook trout.

The 2021 Trout Stamp judges were Tommy Unruh, Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish, Ed O’Donnell, angler, Sam Palermo, angler, Noel Kuhrt, collector-angler, Des Kahn, angler-retired fisheries biologist.