Catherine Temple was the winner of the 2017-18 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp competition, and Jeffrey Klinefelter won the 2017 Trout Stamp competition.

Catherine Temple was the winner of the 2017-18 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp competition, and Jeffrey Klinefelter won the 2017 Trout Stamp competition.

Temple, of Clarkston, Washington, won for her painting of canvasback ducks with a Chesapeake Bay retriever. Klinefelter, of Etna Green, Indiana, painted a brown trout.

The paintings will be used as the waterfowl and trout stamps that are required to be carried by all Delaware hunters.

Temple received a $2,500 prize and 150 artist’s proofs of the limited edition print series of her first-place entry. Temple is an avid outdoorswoman and self-taught artist. She paints realistic portraits of hunting dogs and wild creatures in acrylic, watercolor and gouache.

Klinefelter received $250 and retains the rights to reproduce and sell prints of the stamp. Klinefelter graduated from Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design. He previously has entered the federal duck stamp and Indiana stamp contests. He has won numerous stamp contests, including three Delaware Duck Stamp contests and five Delaware Trout Stamp contests. Most recently he won the 2016-17 Ohio Wetland Habitat Stamp Competition and the 2015 Connecticut Duck Stamp contest.