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Artwork by Matteo Germano

2024 Sponsors

Now in its fifteenth year, DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year is an internationally renowned wildlife art competition attracting entries from some of the most talented artists from across the globe, celebrating the beauty of the natural world. It also plays an important role in raising vital funds and awareness for DSWF’s ground-based conservation partners in Africa and Asia.

DSWF are incredibly grateful to the generous individuals and corporate partners who sponsor this wonderful competition, and who share its passion for utilising art as a tool to protect endangered species from extinction.

We are proud to share with you below the list of this year’s DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year sponsors.

If you are interested in becoming involved with Wildlife Artist of the Year, we have a range of corporate and individual opportunities available and would be delighted to hear from you here.

Category Sponsors

Abstract World

Artwork by Nathalie Daigle

Amanda & Barry Butler

“We first fell in love with Africa on our honeymoon to Zimbabwe over 25 years ago. Supporting DSWF is very important to us as we have seen first-hand the positive impact achieved by the work of the ground-based partners and David Shepherd’s print ‘An African Landscape’ was bought as a reminder of that wonderful trip, starting a collection of many paintings over the years. We enjoy the Wildlife Artist of the Year event very much and are always keen to see what new and breath-taking work will be summitted. The Abstract World category has the opportunity to allow imagination to fly free and we are very excited to see everyone’s different interpretations.”

Amanda & Barry Butler

Facing Extinction

Artwork by Lieze Meyer

Martin & Emma Leuw

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Facing Extinction category for Wildlife Artist of the Year this year. We’re always keen to work with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, their work in fighting wildlife crime, protecting endangered species and engaging local communities makes a huge difference in preventing the extinction of these iconic creatures.” 

Martin & Emma Leuw

Into The Blue

Artwork by Tamara Pokorny

Paul Traub Associates

Paul Traub Associates is delighted to  again be supporting  the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation by sponsoring the Wildlife Artist of the Year prize for the ‘Into the Blue’  category. We look forward to seeing the selection of amazing artworks that are shortlisted in   this category, demonstrating the magical  and yet fragile world of water and the precious creatures that live  within it. We are extremely proud that our support will help DSWF continue their vital work protecting endangered species.

Paul Traub


Artwork by Sarah Lake
Sarah Lake - Abou - 41 x 29 - Other paper cut.jp

Silver Surfers


Youth Exclusive Award

Artwork by Rhythm Ghai
Rhythm Ghai - Getting Extinct - 42 x 59 - drawing

Generously supported by a friend of DSWF

Thomas Beazley

Awards Sponsors

The Michelle Lee Howk ‘Newcomer’ Award

Artwork by Katy Rundle

Michelle & Jason Howk

“My intention behind creating this exciting new award is to inspire artists who have never entered DSWF’s contest to take a chance on themselves. We hope those who have held back from entering will show the world their talent. In this time of great anxiety, new artists might hold back when they see the level of talent that prize-winning artists in this competition have developed. Be confident in your work, we see amazing artists every day that should enter this contest.”

Michelle Lee Howk

The Artist Magazine Editor’s Award

Artwork by David Prior
Lifetime Partnership

The Artist magazine

Dr Sally Bulgin

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