Richard Goodkind of St. Louis Park has entered Minnesota's trout and salmon stamp contest many times, but this year he finally landed a winner: His painting of a brook trout feeding on a mayfly has been named winner of the 2010 contest.
His artwork was selected from 29 entries in this year's contest. Other finalists were Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville and Steven Trofka of Maple Grove. Goodkind, an avid angler, used oil paints for his winning entry.
He doesn't win a prize, but he retains reprint reproduction rights. His art will grace the 2010 Trout and Salmon Stamp, which costs $10 and is required for those who fish in designated trout streams, designated trout lakes, Lake Superior or who want to possess trout or salmon. The DNR sells about 95,000 of the $10 stamps yearly.