Enter DSWF Global Canvas

Thank you for your interest in David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DSWF) annual children’s art competition. The theme for the DSWF Global Canvas 2022 competition is Forest of Land and Sea. Entries are open from Thursday 8 July 2021 to Friday 11 February 2022 with a virtual awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 24 March 2022. Having an online event ensures we can have as many children, art groups, teachers, and schools joining us. The event will include exciting speakers, presentations, and announcing the winners.

Visit our Enter DSWF Global Canvas 2022 page to find out all the details you need. We’ve also pulled together some competition guidelines to help make those Global Canvas entries the best they can be.

Competition checklist

Up to 3 photographs of your artwork in line with this year’s theme.

Up to 300 words describing how you have interpreted the theme/ made your artwork.

Alongside the entry, you will need to submit a video presentation telling DSWF all about the artwork created and how the theme has been interpreted. Videos must be no more than 3 minutes long. Please note parental/legal guardian permission is required for anyone appearing in videos.

Please send videos via WeTransfer/Dropbox/Google Drive to our Education Manager. Videos of overall and category winners may be shown during the virtual awards ceremony and a recording of the final will be shared on YouTube and across social media following the event.

The application form must be completed by a responsible adult with school/art group clear and consistent on the video submission.

Terms and conditions can be found here.

Key dates

Thursday 8 July 2021 – Global Canvas entries open

Friday 11 February 2022 – entries close

Thursday 24 March 2022 – virtual awards ceremony

Artwork displays

Here is an example of a shortlisted artwork display at London’s Natural History Museum. Read more about what is required in your group display.

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