Thousands of children enter the competition every year, collaborating to create some incredible and inspiring work! They paint and draw and sculpt and write amazing poems. You could be part of it too! Talk to your teachers or your parents or art group leader and suggest they get involved. It's a great way to discover more about the natural world and to support endangered wildlife.
The annual DSWF Global Canvas Art Competition is part of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Art for Survival programme and was established in 2004 to encourage young people to express their concern for the environment through art.
Each year we look for imaginative group entries from children aged 16 years and under to use creative media, including art and sculpture, to create a mini-exhibition reflecting the year’s theme; in 2017 it was 'Our Precious Planet'. In 2018 it will be 'Into the Wild'. We encourage an emphasis on wildlife but all the Earth's wonderful flora and fauna is there to be represented in as creative a way as possible!
NEW FOR 2018 - Free entry and cash prizes!
Be inspired by the fabulous 2017 event round-up - you'll find a link further down this page.
In 2018 entry runs from June to February 1st, so, if you've missed this year's submission date why not get your thinking caps on for 2018! Come 'Into the Wild' with us and you might be lucky enough to have your entry shortlisted for the Natural History Museum event next March!