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Feds Duck Controversy--Restore Prize For Stamp Art to 6-year-old Girl
Fox News ^ | May 6, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 05/06/2013 12:33:38 PM PDT by SgtHooper

A 6-year-old South Dakota girl who was initially accused of cheating in a federally-sponsored art contest was restored as a winner, and her painting of a duck is again on track to be used on a U.S. postage stamp.

A 9-by-12-inch oil painting of a canvasback duck by Madison Grimm, of Burbank, S.D., was declared the winner from some 29,000 entries in the 2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest. In addition to having their artwork immortalized on a stamp, winners receive a $5,000 scholarship. But days after the April 19 announcement, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials said Madison — whose father is a wildlife artist — had used an illegal transferring technique. The agency then crowned Peter Coulter, 17, of Missouri, for his acrylic painting of snow geese.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/06/south-dakota-girl-6-reinstated-as-federal-art-competition-winner/#ixzz2SXiKB5Rg

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: duck; duckart; duckstamp; painting; stamp
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1 posted on 05/06/2013 12:33:38 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: SgtHooper

She was re-instated, but does anyone think she can draw that well? And the fact that her father is a professional artist and had won a previous context? Hmmm, something is fishy here.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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context = contest. Wish we has editing previleges on our own posts. :-)


3 posted on 05/06/2013 12:36:15 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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has=had


4 posted on 05/06/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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Arooooo Wonk Wonk. The grammar police are coming for you!


5 posted on 05/06/2013 12:39:51 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: SgtHooper
I thought it was done by the husband of that female cop in Fargo?


6 posted on 05/06/2013 12:39:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SgtHooper
This is her entry:

A 6 year old? Frankly, I would have to watch her do something right before my eyes before I believe her dad didn't have a hand in this.

If not, then she is a prodigy. Like a once in a generation prodigy.

7 posted on 05/06/2013 12:41:04 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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Wish we had editing privileges on our own posts. :-)

Ditto.

8 posted on 05/06/2013 12:41:35 PM PDT by wideminded
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She looks and sounds like an intelligent little girl. Congratulations to her for winning!


9 posted on 05/06/2013 12:43:54 PM PDT by petitfour
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"...contest officials initially disqualified his daughter for using a graphite transfer from an unpublished photograph he took years ago. Rules of the contest clearly state that a design may not be copied or traced from published photographs or artwork, he said."

I don't have a problem with an artist using a graphite transfer technique. Artists do it all the time. The only objection I can see is if the photo she traced was published. They apparently were attempting to avoid copyright issues. Apparently, it was an unpublished photo, so no foul.

10 posted on 05/06/2013 12:44:52 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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It’s entirely possible that the girl is a prodigy.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 12:45:24 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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>> Apparently, it was an unpublished photo, so no foul.<<

It looks like she ducked the problem after being caught in a web of regulations.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 12:47:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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Mozart composed pieces at age seven. His father was a musician.....


13 posted on 05/06/2013 12:54:07 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: SgtHooper
She used one of daddy's unpublished photos for the transfer.

Seems like she should have used one of her own unpublished photos to be legitimate.

14 posted on 05/06/2013 12:54:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: wideminded
Wish we had editing privileges on our own posts. Ditto. Second that. Any chance of that happening?
15 posted on 05/06/2013 12:55:36 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (It was ME. I Let the Dogs Out.)
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To: SgtHooper
She was re-instated, but does anyone think she can draw that well? And the fact that her father is a professional artist and had won a previous context?

The fact that Daddy is an artist actually make it more probable that the work is hers. Parents tend to pass on their knowledge to their offspring especially if the offspring shows talent.

16 posted on 05/06/2013 12:56:44 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
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To: freedumb2003

High levels of artistic talent run in families.


17 posted on 05/06/2013 12:57:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: freedumb2003

“It looks like she ducked the problem after being caught in a web of regulations.”

That might be a fowl.


18 posted on 05/06/2013 12:59:04 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: freedumb2003

I think they have video or pictures of her painting.


19 posted on 05/06/2013 1:04:34 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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20 posted on 05/06/2013 1:04:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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