Terms and Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and DSWF Trading Company are dedicated to providing a first-class service. These Terms apply to the entire contents of this website and to any downloaded or streamed content. The Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy also form part of these Terms and Conditions (together referred to as ‘Terms’).

1. Our details

Access and use of this website is provided by:

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), a Registered Charity (No. 1106893) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (No. 4918382) with VAT registration number 414001815 and DSWF Trading Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of DSWF, is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no 1838820) with VAT registration number 413923467.

The registered address for both organisations is One Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7BL and business address is Saba House, 7 Kings Road, Shalford, Surrey GU4 8JU

References in these Terms to ‘we’ or ‘us’ are to DSWF and DSWF Trading Company Ltd.

2. Changes

We may change these Terms at any time, in which case the amended Terms will be posted on the website and will apply from the date we post them.

3. Privacy

We take your privacy very seriously and will treat all of your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws in England and Wales. Please read our Privacy Statement.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the website and all photographs, designs, images, text, software, data, audio, video, files and other material in the website or material generated by or transmitted from the website are owned by us or our licensors. You are permitted to use the website only as expressly authorised by us.

No use of DSWF website material may be made without first obtaining our written permission. In particular, you must not do the following unless you have first obtained our written permission: –
i. incorporate any DSWF website material in any other work, broadcast or publication, whether in hard copy or electronic form; or
ii. make any commercial use or publish any DSWF website material (other than as necessary for the purpose of viewing or listening to the website in the course of business); or
iii. perform, broadcast or otherwise transmit, post, share or make available to the public any DSWF website material.

If you wish to use any DSWF website material other than in accordance with the Terms above please email your request to dswf@davidshepherd.org

The DSWF name and logo are trademarks registered to DSWF. The TigerTime name is a trademark registered to DSWF. Other logos and names used on the website may also be the trademarks of DSWF or their respective owners. No permission is given by us in respect of the use of any such trademarks, names or logos and such use may constitute an infringement of the holder’s rights.

5. Disclaimer

The information provided in our website is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation.

6. Links

Our website may contain links to third party websites. Such links are provided for your convenience only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents. The inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement of the material on those websites or any association with their operators. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from this website, you do so entirely at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

If you wish to link from your website to our website you may do so only on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page, and subject to the following conditions: –
i. The linking text must simply consist of the website address;
ii. You do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of any logos on the website;
iii. You do not in any way imply that DSWF is endorsing any products or services;
iv. You do not misrepresent your relationship with DSWF nor present any other false information about it;
v. You do not otherwise use any DSWF trademarks displayed on our websites without our express written permission;
vi. You do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
vii. Your website does not contain content that is distasteful, pornographic, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

At any time and at our complete discretion we reserve the right to withdraw the permission to make website links to our websites.

7. Making a donation and a purchase

One-off payments are made by debit card and credit card, using the Stripe payment system and PayPal. We accept all major cards, excluding American Express.

Regular payments for our Wildlife Shepherds and adoptions schemes are by debit and credit card, using Paypal and by direct debit using GoCardless. Payments made from outside the UK will be converted by your card provider into sterling at their current rate of exchange.

The transfer of the purchase details from us to these providers are encapsulated using encrypted and digitally-signed protocol. All transaction information passed between us and their systems are encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted.
Please see our Privacy Policy for details of the storage and use of your personal information.

Once your payment has been authorised we aim to dispatch your order within 7 days of receipt of the order, but please allow up to 14 days at busy times of the year. Delivery to customers outside the UK may take longer.

Our aim is to operate a simple, straightforward approach to exchanges, returns and refunds and to be as helpful as possible in trying to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. As a customer you have rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and we operate our policies according to that legislation.

If any item you purchase from us is faulty or damaged when you receive it we will arrange for the item to be replaced. We will require you to notify us within 48 hours of receiving the item and to return the faulty item to us within 30 days of your original receipt, for which we will reimburse postage costs once we have received back the faulty item.

In the unlikely event that we send you the wrong item you will need to notify us within 48 hours of receipt of the item and we will make arrangements for the collection of the wrong item and arrange for the correct item to be dispatched to you.

If you find that the item you have ordered is not what you wanted please let us know within 14 days of you receiving the item and return the item to us within 14 days of notifying us. We will refund you in full for the cost of the goods including the original delivery charge if the goods are returned unused and in the same condition. Alternatively, we can provide an exchange of goods.
Under charity law, charities are not permitted to refund donations, other than in specific circumstances. Please contact us if you require further information on applying for a refund.

For all communications regarding exchanges, returns and refunds please contact us on 01483 272323 or by email to dswf@davidshepherd.org.
In the unlikely event of a dispute, please contact Citizens Advice for information on Alternative Dispute Resolution providers in the UK.

Terms and Conditions for sales of items from the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 online exhibition and other associated activities including guest and partner artist sales and Sketch for Wildlife postcard sales.

  1. Our website Terms and Conditions apply unless otherwise stated below.
  2. The price and description of the goods are displayed on our website.  Such information is subject to change without notice.
  3. The price you shall pay for the goods is the price displayed on our website at the time we receive your order. The price of the goods is inclusive of VAT if this applies but is exclusive of delivery cost.
  4. Delivery of the goods can only take place after payment has been received in full. Delivery options and associated costs will be discussed with you at the time of sale and we can advise on suitable couriers or shippers. In most cases delivery will be made direct from the artist. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the delivery method they choose is appropriate for the artwork in terms of security and insurance for the artwork. DSWF does not accept any liability for missing artworks or artworks damaged in transit.
  5. We endeavour to ensure that all of the items shown on the website are accurately represented. There may, however, be some slight variations (and this should be expected with original artwork), between what you see and what you receive, which you agree to accept, provided the variations are not substantial. All items are sold framed unless it is a sculpture, canvas or specified otherwise.
  6. The price of the goods is payable in full on the placing of the order and the ownership of the goods passes to you at the time of payment.  If the goods are not paid for in full, they shall remain our property until payment is received from you and will remain available for sale. The cost of delivering the artwork is not included in the sale price (unless otherwise specified), and any delivery cost is payable by the buyer.
  7. Covid-19: We aim to organise deliveries in a timely manner and in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. However, this could be affected, and timelines increased due to the current restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic. Please do bear with us and we will advise immediately if timings are affected for this or any other reason. 

8. Cookies
We use ‘cookies’ to enhance your experience on our website. Cookies mean that the website will remember you for a particular purpose and for a particular length of time.

Our policy on Cookies can be found in our Privacy Policy.

9. Governing law

These Terms are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with English Law, and any claim brought under the Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Terms and Conditions of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021

1. GENERAL                                                     

1. David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is the sole owner of the Wildlife Artist of the Year (WAY) competition.

2. WAY is open worldwide, to amateur and professional artists alike and does not distinguish between them.

3. The WAY main exhibition is open to individual entrants aged 17 years or over. You must be 17 by the closing date.

4. For entries into the Human Impact category, you must be aged between 16-22 years old by the closing date.

5. Entry to the ‘Human Impact’ category for young people is £15 per entry. For all other categories, entries are £25 per first two entries, thereafter it is £15 per entry.

6. There is no maximum number of entries.

7. Entries must feature work completed within the last five years by the entrants themselves and must be their own original work. Work completed before 15 February 2016 cannot be entered. The artist must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all artwork entered. Artists using exact reference from another professional artist or photographer will need permission from the copyright owner. Source material and proof of permission to use must be made available if requested by the judges. DSWF accepts no liability in the publication of unlawfully reproduced art.

8. Copyright of the artworks will remain with the artist.

9. By entering WAY you agree to grant DSWF a non-exclusive license to reproduce the artwork for any purpose in connection with the competition and the charity including publicity, marketing, fundraising and exhibitions, with full credit given to the artist when used.

10. No cash alternative can be offered in lieu of any non-cash prize.
Overall Winner’s package: £5,000 cash prize and the title ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 as well as a £5,000 DSWF Wildlife voucher to donate, in your name, to a DSWF supported project or species of your choice.   
Overall Runner-Up: £2,000 cash prize
Category Winners: £500 value each

11. Disclaimer – due to its limited charitable resources, DSWF judges and organisers are unable to enter into any correspondence with individual artists, acknowledge entries, accept original artwork, return photographs or CDs or accept liability for damage to work.

12. You accept that we may use an image of your artwork to publicise DSWF’s charitable work or when approaching commercial organisations to explore potential opportunities for marketing that image for our mutual benefit. If you don’t want us to do this then please let us know. We will never enter into any commercial agreements relating to your artwork without your explicit consent.

13. All results will be posted on davidshepherd.org after the prize giving ceremony.

14. Entrants, prize winners and their work may be promoted on the DSWF website and through other media outlets.

15. All entrants will be notified of the judges’ decision and shortlisted entrants will be required to complete and return an Exhibition Agreement.

16. The competition is not open to DSWF employees or their families.

17.  All artwork entered into the competition must be unsold and available for sale by DSWF during the exhibition if shortlisted.


1. Entries must correspond to one of the seven categories:

1.1. Animal Behaviour: Entries into this category should show a true understanding of animal behaviour, capturing moments which might be humorous, tragic, aggressive, or simply a part of their daily ritual. Whether exhibiting incredible skill in seeking food, demonstrating protective instincts for their young, engaging in a unique mating performance or simply relaxing in the sun, every creature will display individuality and character.

1.2. Earth’s Wild Beauty: This category welcomes submissions which celebrate wild landscapes and seascapes and all that live within them. From lush, leafy rainforests to harsh deserts, from the highest snowy mountain tops to isolated frozen tundra or the depths of the oceans, every inch of the world is inhabited by life in some form, whether massive or minuscule.

1.3. Facing Extinction: For this category, we invite artists to celebrate these vulnerable species, capturing their behaviour and importance in striking imagery. They may be gone tomorrow if we do not act today. Whether driven by habitat destruction, wildlife crime, human-wildlife conflict, pollution, climate change or disease, the growing challenges facing many of these incredible creatures could mean that our last chance to see them will only be on canvas or immortalised in sculpture if we do not turn the tide on extinction. This category was previously entitled ‘Vanishing Fast’.

1.4. Human Impact: Environmental activists like Greta Thunberg have demonstrated that children and the younger generation are ready and motivated to make dramatic changes to the world around them, giving us hope for the future of our planet. This category is specifically for artists aged 16-22 only. We would like to see work which makes a statement through art on how humans are having an impact on the environment.

1.5. Into the Blue: Artworks entered into this category should illustrate the wonderful world of water – be it ocean, seashore, wetland, river or stream – and the incredible animals and landscapes within them. It is more important than ever that as humans, we work to care for and appreciate the water on our planet, preventing more pollution and cleaning up the mess which has been made for decades, before the richness of life underwater is lost.

1.6. Urban Wildlife: This category welcomes entries in an urban setting or which depict the city life of animals and plants, demonstrating a contrast and harmony between wild and urban life. Many species live side-by-side with city-dwelling humans without ever really being noticed and within a harsh city landscape a fascinating world of wildlife can be uncovered if only the time is taken to search for it.

1.7. Wings: Entries to this category should show the extraordinary variety of winged wildlife on our planet, including birds and insects, in flight or at rest. The wonderful world of winged creatures is diverse, complex and fascinating. Birds, bees, butterflies and bats all experience the planet from a different perspective, soaring above our oceans, crossing vast desert plains and making their homes in unusual locations.

2. Categories 1.1 to 1.7 cover mediums including sculpture and original prints*.

*An original print is a print either in black and white or in colour, drawn from one or several plates, conceived and executed entirely by hand by the same artist, regardless of the technique employed, with the exclusion of any and all mechanical, digital or photomechanical processes. Every stage must have been completed by hand by the artist. 


1. The judges will accept any medium, excluding photography and digital drawing/painting.

2. An independent panel of judges, to include artists and conservationists, will be chosen by DSWF.

3. The judges’ decision is final.

4. Judging will take place in three stages. Details of the prize-giving and exhibition will be confirmed as soon as possible. For WAY 2021 DSWF is planning to hold an online exhibition and sale of all shortlisted artworks via the DSWF website (davidshepherd.org) and other virtual media.

5. A separate judging panel will be formed for the ‘Human Impact’ category and judging will take place in one stage, with winners announced alongside other winners.


1. Entries may be submitted from 23 September 2020 until the closing date, 5pm on 15 February 2021. No entries will be considered after the closing date.

2. Entries will be accepted as high res (300dpi) jpegs entered online at davidshepherd.org from 23 September 2020 or by post using the postal entry form. For online entry, please ensure the file size is a minimum of 2200 pixels and no larger than 6MB. You must give your file an easily identifiable name – we require that you use your surname followed by the title of the artwork (e.g. Smith – Lions In The Sun). To enter online you must have your image ready to upload and a credit or debit card to pay the entry fee. If you are entering by post, please ensure you have completed and signed the entry form and enclosed your cheque, payable to DSWF, together with your image. We recommend that you send a high res (300dpi) jpeg image – a minimum of 2200 pixels, on CD. 

For 3D entries please include images of as many different angles as possible. 

Do not send your original artwork. Photographs will be accepted but will be scanned on receipt which could affect the quality of the reproduction.

3. No other forms of entry will be accepted.

4. No allowance will be made for poor digital images, bad quality photographs or low-resolution videos. If there appears to be an error or issue with the file, we will contact you.

5. Entries will not be accepted until full payment is made. Postal entries may be paid by CHEQUE but please note that cheques may take 14 days to clear. Cheques should be made payable to David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and sent with the postal entry to the following address: Saba House, 7 Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8JU


1. The artist must set the sale price, but DSWF reserves the right to negotiate where appropriate.

2. Proceeds of the sales during the exhibition are to be split 50/50 between DSWF and the artist for the duration of the exhibition. Thereafter, any sales made as a result of the exhibition or continued promotion of the piece by DSWF will be split 70% artist and 30% DSWF.

3. Sale proceeds resulting from commissions taken at the exhibition are to be split 70% artist and 30% DSWF.

4. DSWF will manage all sales and payments for artworks through the DSWF website. DSWF will manage the delivery process and communications with the buyer in liaison with the artist. The cost of the collection/delivery of the artworks will be charged directly to the buyer.

5. The artist will be responsible for packaging up the artwork adequately, appropriately and securely for transit to protect against damage and for ensuring that the artwork is adequately insured for delivery to the buyer. The artist will be expected to notify DSWF in advance of any specific restrictions or challenges around the despatch of artwork.

6. DSWF cannot accept responsibility or liability for the artwork or any damage to it.

7. For further enquiries please contact DSWF on 01483 272323 or email WAY@davidshepherd.org