BBC Wildlife People’s Choice Award

Please note, voting of the BBC Wildlife People’s Choice Award 2022 has now closed. The winner will be announced in the week commencing 3rd October.

The BBC Wildlife People’s Choice Award 2022 is part of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 for which BBC Wildlife is headline media partner. Not only does it provide you with the opportunity to vote for your favourite shortlisted piece, there’s also a fantastic prize up for grabs.

Wildlife Artist of the Year

DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year, in association with BBC Wildlife, is an internationally renowned wildlife art competition and exhibition, which each year attracts entries from some of the most talented artists around the globe, who come together to celebrate the beauty of the natural world. Since its inception in 2008, Wildlife Artist of the Year has raised more than £1.2 million for DSWF’s conservation partners across Africa and Asia. 

Each year, the exhibition showcases a breath-taking selection of shortlisted artworks commended by our expert judging panel which portray a variety of techniques and mediums; from recycled plastic sculptures, to intricate pencil drawings, to vast colourful oil paintings, and everything in between. With 50% of the proceeds from all artwork sales supporting DSWF and our ground-based partners, this exhibition highlights how we can use art to create something powerful and ignite the conversation about conservation.

BBC Wildlife People’s Choice Award prizes

The BBC Wildlife People’s Choice Award winner will feature in an article on DiscoverWildlife.com, providing a terrific opportunity to showcase their work to a large new audience. The winning artist will also receive a 12-month print subscription to BBC Wildlife (13 issues) worth £64.87. BBC Wildlife is packed full of award-winning photography from around the world, insightful features on a broad range of animals and the latest news in scientific discoveries.  

All voters will be entered into a prize draw to win the African Fish Eagle by Emily Lamb (unframed) worth £85. Emily is a hugely successful wildlife artist, having painted sensational pieces which highlight the interconnectivity and dependency of wildlife and people on nature. Emily is DSWF’s Art Patron and Art Ambassador.

Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 attracted 1,654 entrants from 850 artists across 55 countries. The winners of the competition were announced on 31st August 2022. Artworks by all shortlisted artists are available to purchase from the DSWF shop from 1st September to 2nd October 2022 with 50% of the proceeds from all sales supporting DSWF’s vital wildlife conservation work. Entries for Wildlife Artist of the Year 2023 will open in January.