Our Wildlife Artist of the Year sponsors play a vital role in helping to make this internationally renowned competition and exhibition the success it is today.
Wildlife Artist of the Year is one of the most prominent dates in a wildlife artist’s calendar. It is also one of DSWF’s most important fundraising events as it raises vital work protecting endangered species on the ground.
Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more about sponsorship for 2021 and a huge thank you to our 2020 sponsors:
This year, we will be collaborating with BBC Wildlife Magazine as our official headline media partner for our internationally renowned art competition and exhibition, Wildlife Artist of the Year! BBC Wildlife Magazine has been a leading authority in wildlife journalism for over 50 years, producing thought-provoking and insightful features on wildlife. Like our talented Wildlife Artist of the Year entrants, they are committed to celebrating the breath-taking beauty of the natural world.
Neil and June Covey
Proud sponsors of the Overall Winner prize and the Runner up prize
Proud sponsors of a two-week trip at their reserve in Namibia.
“As a long-standing partner of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), we are thrilled to support Wildlife Artist of the Year for another year. This fantastic event exposes the beauty and vulnerability of our world’s wildlife whilst also highlighting the importance of DSWF’s work across Africa and Asia. Moore Barlow is proud to be involved.”
Proud providers of The Artist Award
“We are delighted to return for another year to support David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s international and acclaimed ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ competition. The Artist magazine aims to support and showcase a wide range of committed artists, and is always amazed by the incredible work exhibited at this exhibition, making every year that much harder to select a winner for the The Artist Award’.”
“I am so pleased to sponsor the Animal Behaviour category, having spent endless hours in far-off places observing wildlife and seeing how they behave and interact with each other. How other artists interpret the category intrigues me and how they continue to push the boundaries of wildlife art. Everyone from top established artists to budding ones just starting out submit to this fantastic competition. I love wildlife and am intrigued how artistic eyes interpret the ways animals interact with each other, move and go about their daily lives in quite unique ways. They constantly push the boundaries of wildlife art. It is an exciting time being a judge and sponsor.”
Ingrid helped paint a better picture for humanity, and this award only adds to her legacy for having supported young artists.Says Human Impact category Judge, Martin Aveling
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.”
“Silversurfers are proud to be supporting David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) by sponsoring the ‘Wings’ category for their prestigious Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. The competition and exhibition showcases some of the best wildlife art from around the world and we are looking forward to seeing artist submissions featuring the extraordinary variety of winged wildlife. As a long-term supporter of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation we are delighted to be involved, helping to protect endangered wildlife across Asia and Africa.”
“Paul Traub Associates is delighted to be supporting 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 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.”
Proud sponsor of the Elizabeth Hosking Prize for Watercolour
“I have a great love of Africa and also a love of art. My natural response to the wild is photography which has become a passion. I collect art, particularly watercolours, which is why I want to encourage and support this medium. I have tried my hand at it and realise it isn’t nearly as easy as my great friend, the artist Hazel Soan, makes it look! I have supported David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation for many years and knew David too. They do tremendous work in conservation and now, more than ever, this is such vital work if we want our endangered wild animals to survive for generations to come.”