Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021


Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2020

15 February 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to both professional and amateur artists aged 17 or over.

The Wildlife Artist of the Year is an annual wildlife art competition organised by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

Entries must correspond to one of the seven categories:

• Animal Behaviour 
• Earth’s Wild Beauty
• Facing Extinction
• Human Impact (for artists between 16 and 22 years of age)
• Into the Blue 
• Urban Wildlife 
• Wings 

Mediums can include oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil, mixed media, bronze, plaster, wire, collage with styles encompassing traditional, abstract, monochrome and many others – the choice is yours.
Photography or digital artworks are not accepted in this competition.

Click here to see previous winners.

Entry fees 
The entry fee is £25 per an artwork for the first two entries, thereafter it is £15 per entry. 
Entry to the ‘Human Impact’ category for young people is £15 per entry. 

• First prize: £10,000
• Second prize: £1,000
• 7 category winners: £500 each
• People’s Choice Award: £500 Great Art vouchers
• The Elizabeth Hosking Prize for Watercolour: £500

Competition website
For further information visit official website https://davidshepherd.org/art/wildlife-artist-year