Sponsors of a national wildlife artwork contest have disqualified a 6-year-old South Dakota girl who was told last week she had won the competition.
Her oil painting of a canvasback duck was to have been the image on the junior duck stamp for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 2013-14.
Adam Grimm, 34, is a professional wildlife artist who has been selling his work since he was 13. He defended his daughter Friday.
“We got a call from duck stamp office advising us they were going to disqualify Madison because she did a graphite transfer,” he said.