Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020
Wildlife Artist of the Year is an internationally renowned competition and exhibition which celebrates the very best of wildlife art and raises vital funds for David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DSWF) work protecting endangered species across Africa and Asia.
This year we received 1,200 entries from artists across 53 countries, with 159 incredible artworks shortlisted for the final online exhibition.
All Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 shortlisted artworks are for sale with 50% being donated to help protect our precious wildlife. You can view and buy artworks through our online gallery.
Also take a look below to find out more about the ‘Sketch for Wildlife’ postcards, artworks by David Shepherd and our Art Ambassadors, ‘Sketches from the Field‘ by Mandy Shepherd and a special Guest Artist Gallery, all for sale to support DSWF.
And don’t forget to vote for your favourite artwork in our ‘People’s Choice Award.’ The winning artist will receive a £500 Great Art voucher and all voters will be entered into our free prize draw for the chance to win a pair of Patrick Mavros cufflinks and a beautiful scarf donated by Mia Kora.
Visit the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 online exhibition
Wildlife Artist of the Year Online Awards Ceremony
- 7:30pm - Tuesday 26 May 2020
Join us on Tuesday 26 May, for our online Awards Ceremony when we will announce the winners of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020. Register here for the event.
Peruse our gallery of affordable original artwork postcards donated by our finalists. They cost £60 each with 100% going to fund our vital work.
View and purchase incredible original artworks from our founder, David Shepherd, and DSWF’s ultra-talented Art Ambassadors.
A selection of original sketches by David Shepherd’s daughter, Mandy Shepherd, drawn over three consecutive visits to Uganda.
Featuring art by our Partner Artists and friends of DSWF including international cricketer Jack Russell MBE and renowned wildlife photographer Andy Skillen.
Wildlife Artist of the Year wouldn’t be possible without the support and generosity of our sponsors:
Neil and June Covey
Sponsors of the Overall Winner prize
Sponsor of the ‘Animal Behaviour’ category.
Sponsor of the ‘Human Impact’ category.
Martin & Emma Leuw
Sponsor of ‘Facing Extinction’ category
Paul Traub Associates
Sponsor of the ‘Into the Blue’ category.
Sponsor of the ‘Wings’ category.
New for 2020: Elizabeth Hosking Prize for Watercolour
Sponsored by Elizabeth Hosking
The Artist Award
Sponsored by The Artist Magazine