Enter Wildlife Artist of the Year

Wildlife Artist of the Year is an internationally renowned wildlife art competition which each year attracts over 1,000 entries from artists worldwide. Find out more about the different categories and how you can enter.

Who can enter Wildlife Artist of the Year?

Wildlife Artist of the Year is open to all wildlife artists (professional or amateur), using any original artwork medium, technique and style.

There are seven categories for you to choose from and you can enter as many artworks into as many categories as you like but these must be different pieces of work.

By entering Wildlife Artist of the Year and paying your entry fee(s), you will be following in David Shepherd’s footsteps and directly giving back to the wildlife that inspires your artworks. Multiple entries are permitted.

I set up my Foundation with the sole purpose of giving something back to the animals that helped me achieve success as an artist.”

David Shepherd

Why enter this wildlife art competition?

Wildlife Artist of the Year allows shortlisted artists to showcase and sell their artworks through our exhibition at the incredible Mall Galleries in London. This is a career-making opportunity – giving artists the chance to network and exhibit alongside some of the world’s best wildlife artists. 

50% of proceeds from the sale of shortlisted artworks go to DSWF to help us continue funding vital work protecting endangered species across Africa and Asia.

Wildlife Artist of the Year prizes

There are some incredible prizes available for the winners of this fantastic art competition as follows:

  • Overall winner – £10,000
  • Overall Runner-up – £1,000
  • Seven category winners – £500 each
  • People’s Choice Award – £500 Great Art vouchers
  • Elizabeth Hosking Prize for Watercolour – £500
  • The Artist Magazine Personal Choice Award – exposure in the magazine

Enter Wildlife Artist of the Year

Entries for Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 will open towards the end of September 2020.

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