Wildlife Artist of the Year 2023



Submissions open:
5 January 2023

Submissions close:
29 March 2023

Who may enter
The competition is open to all artists, both amateur and professional, aged 15 years and over.

Short description

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

Entries must correspond to one of the eight categories:

• Abstract World
• Animal Behaviour 
• Earth’s Wild Beauty
• Environmental Artivism
• Facing Extinction
• Into the Blue 
• Wings
• Youth Exclusive (for artists aged 15 – 19 years):

Mediums can include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, mixed media, bronze, plaster, wire, collage and textiles with styles encompassing traditional, abstract, monochrome and many others – the choice is yours.

All entries must be sent in a digital format.

Entry fees 
The entry fee is £25 per an artwork for the first two entries, thereafter it is £15 per entry. 
Entries to the Youth Exclusive (15 – 19 years) is £15 per entry. 

• First prize: £5,000 personal cash prize and £5,000 conservation voucher (donated to a DSWF project of the winner’s choice)
• Second prize: £1,000 personal cash prize and a £1,000 conservation voucher (donated to a DSWF project of the runner-up’s choice)
• Category winners: £500 cash prize per category 
• The Elizabeth Hosking Watercolour prize: £500 cash prize
• The Michelle Lee Howk First Time Entrants prize: £500 cash prize

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.