• About •
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation welcomes entries from around the world in all artistic media for its Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition (WAY) 2020. Now in its 13th edition, this event is one of the most important in the wildlife art calendar.
There are eight categories:
• Animal Behaviour
• Earth’s Wild Beauty
• Human Impact (ages 16-22 only)
• Into the Blue
• Urban Wildlife
• Facing Extinction (previously Vanishing Fast)
• Wings, Feathered or Otherwise
• Endangered: Wildlife in Motion ((film & animation only)
All categories cover all mediums, including sculpture and original prints, excluding digital and photography. Entries must be work completed within the last five years by the entrants themselves and must be their own original work.
Entries submited online at www.davidshepherd.org or by post using the postal entry form. For on-line entry please ensure the file size is 2200 pixels on the smallest side and no larger than 6MB. For 3D entries include as many different angles as possible.
You can enter as many times as you like and to as many categories as you would like.
The judges are looking for not only beautifully executed original artworks but also an imaginative interpretation, moving away from the purely photographic to compositions with great characterization, showing imagination, originality and genuine creativity.
All shortlisted submissions will be exhibited for sale at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 between 27 – 31 May. All sales of shortlisted artworks are divided between the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and the Artist. Overall and Category winners will be announced on opening night.
Entry fee for DSWF members, 16-22 years and over 60 is 10 GBP per entry, and for all others 25 GBP.
• Eligibility •
The competition is open to amateur and professional artists aged 17 and over and welcomes all traditional artistic mediums (excluding digital and photography).
• Prize •
The following prizes will be awarded:
• Overall Winner: One artwork is selected as the overall winner of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 and is awarded a prize of £10,000.
• Second Place: One artwork is selected as the runner up of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 and is awarded a prize of £1000.
• People’s Choice: Every visitor to the exhibition at the Mall Galleries, SW1 has the chance to vote for their favourite artwork. The artwork with the most votes by the exhibition closing date is awarded a prize worth £500.
• The Artist Award: Chosen by a leading art publication, The Artist Award winner is given a profile feature for publication in The Artist, print and digital issues.