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:

Neil and June Covey

Proud sponsors of the Overall Winner prize

Ongava Game Reserve & Lodge

Proud sponsors of the Overall Winner prize of a two-week residency at the reserve in Namibia.

Moore Barlow

Proud sponsors of the Overall Runner-up prize, Urban Wildlife and Earth’s Wild Beauty

moore barlow

“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.”

The Artist Magazine

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’.”


Proud sponsors of the People’s Choice Award

It is an honour to sponsor the People’s Choice Award for yet another year and we are delighted to be a part of Wildlife Artist of the Year supporting such an amazing cause. It is breathtaking to see such stunning artworks produced by so many talented artists of all ages and from all walks of life. The Awards really help artists and viewers alike to see animals in a different perspective. We are proud to work with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and love seeing the art created year after year.”

Gary Hodges

Proud sponsor of Animal Behaviour.

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.”

Indus Experiences

Proud sponsors of Human Impact

We are very excited to be partnering with DSWF in sponsoring the ‘Human Impact’ category, helping to raise awareness and the vital funds needed to safeguard the future for wildlife in their natural habitat”.

Martin & Emma Leuw

Proud sponsors of Facing Extinction

“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.”


Proud sponsors of Wings

“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

Proud sponsors of Into the Blue

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.”

Elizabeth Hosking

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.”