DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022: Virtual Awards Ceremony

In celebration of the launch of the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 Exhibition in association with BBC Wildlife, DSWF will be hosting a Virtual Awards Ceremony to crown the winners of this year’s competition, which will take place on Wednesday 31st August (6:30pm UK time).

This very exciting evening will be brought to you by DSWF CEO, Georgina Lamb, David Shepherd’s granddaughter, and guest presenters, for an exclusive look at this year’s Wildlife Artist of the Year shortlisted pieces, and the thrilling announcement of this year’s winners. With over 1,650 entries received this year from 900 international artists, this evening will provide insight and background to the competition and the judges challenging final choices.

Whilst tickets to the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 ceremony are free of charge, we would be very grateful if guests could donate a small entrance fee to support our work and the continuation of this prestigious competition.

Note: An exclusive link will be sent to all attendees prior to the event via the email address registered to the ‘ticket’ holder.

We hope many of you will be able to join us, as we celebrate our fantastic community of wildlife artists who stand together against extinction.

DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 Overall Winner
Artwork by Darren Rees

Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 prizes

Overall winner – £10,000 prize package*

Overall runner-up – £2,000 prize package*

Animal Behaviour – £500

Earth’s Wild Beauty – £500

Facing Extinction – £500

Human Impact sponsored in memory of Ingrid Beazley (for artists aged 16 to 22) – £500

Into the Blue – £500

Urban Wildlife – £500

Wings – £500

The Elizabeth Hosking ‘Watercolour’ Award – £500

The Michelle Lee Howk ‘First Time Entrants’ Award – £500

* The overall Wildlife Artist of the Year winner prize package consists of £5,000 personal cash prize and a £5,000 conservation voucher (to be donated to a DSWF project of the winner’s choice). The overall runner-up prize is a £1,000 personal cash prize and a £1,000 conservation voucher (to be donated to a DSWF project of the runner-up’s choice).

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