Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 Competition

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Killer Fashion by Simran Kotecha - Artwork for Human Impact Category 2020 (pen on paper, 47 X 65 cm) - for sale

Wildlife Artist of the Year is an internationally renowned art competition and exhibition often referred to as the ‘Oscars of international wildlife art’, organized by David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

Each year, the competition welcomes entries from hundreds of talented artists worldwide, in a celebration of outstanding wildlife art.

Shortlisted entries are invited to exhibit and sell their artworks at the Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition, and 50% of the proceeds from all sales support David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and their partners.

Since 2008, the competition has attracted more than 11,000 entries and raised more than £1.2 million.

Why should you enter the Human Impact Category?

The Human Impact category, created in 2019, celebrates ‘Artivism’ and is now being generously sponsored in memory of Ingrid Beazley.
It is open to younger artists and encourages protest and activism through their artworks and the use of creative abilities to highlight key environmental messages.

  • It is an amazing opportunity to support funds for endangered wildlife.
  • It is a unique way for artists to start a serious conversation about an environmental issue that they feel strongly about.
  • It is a chance for artists to build up a fine art portfolio for university applications and increase their artistic credibility.
  • Shortlisted artworks will feature in the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 exhibition which is viewed internationally.
  • There is a £5,000 Prize Package to win, comprising of a cash prize and donations to charity programs and projects.
  • It is also a career-launching platform that provides artists with networking opportunities.

What are the conditions and requirements?

  • The Human Impact Category is opened to young artists between the ages of 16 and 22.
  • The competition is open to all artists of a variety of mediums, styles and techniques, excluding photography and digitally produced artwork.
  • There is a £15 entry fee, which goes to help endangered wildlife across Africa and Asia.
  • Works completed before 15 February 2016 cannot be entered.
  • Entries close at 5 pm on Monday 15 February 2021.

Learn more about the competition here