Volunteers in attendance at the Alaska DU awards banquet and state meeting in Fairbanks on March 13-14, 2015, and DU major donors and leadership team, voted upon the Alaska Sponsor Print and State Decoy for the 2015-16 banquet season.
The winning Print of the Year, to be featured at banquets and events statewide, is "Tundra Lord", but acclaimed artist, Cynthie Fisher. Cynthie's work has previously been chosen multiple times for Alaska Print of the Year and Sponsor Print alike. Cynthie is the winningest artist in Alaska's print contests. Contratulations, Cynthie, and thanks for your continued support of DU!
The winning Sponsor Print is a pair of harlequin ducks by Oregon artist Shari Erickson. This is the first year that Shari has entered the Alaska DU sponsor print competition. Congratulations, Shari, and thanks for your support of DU!
The 2015-16 Alaska DU State Collector decoy is the drake widgeon. This antiqued-style, hand-made, wooden decoy by Charles Jobes is the fourth in a series of five Alaska dabbling ducks. The first three decoys in the series were the mallard, pintail and northern shoveller. Charles is a great supporter of DU, and we are proud to feature his work for our state decoys.