Wild Art Contest 2023|DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year

DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 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 £1.7 million to benefit our conservation work across Africa and Asia. Art Contest 2023.

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 entry income and 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. 

DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year has become one of the most noteworthy events in the art calendar, often being referred to as the ‘Oscars of international wildlife art.’ Playing an integral role in helping to maintain the Art of Survival legacy of our founder, David Shepherd CBE, Wildlife Artist of the Year utilises the power of art to celebrate wildlife, support awareness and raise funds for endangered species across Africa and Asia

Important Dates | Wild Art Contest 2023

Submissions open | Wild Art Contest 2023

12pm GMT on 5th January 2023 (12:00 GMT)

Last Date of Submission | Wild Art Contest 2023

12am on 29th March 2023 (23:59pm GMT)

Who Can Participate

Open to all artists, both amateur and professional, aged 15 years and over.

Prizes | Wild Art Contest 2023

Overall Winner: £10,000 Prize Package* (£5,000 personal cash prize, £5,000 donation to a DSWF project of your choice)

Overall Runner Up: £2,000 Prize Package* (£1,000 personal cash prize, £1,000 donation to a DSWF project of your choice)

Category Winners: £500 personal cash prize

Michelle Lee Howk ‘First Time Entrants’ Award: £500 personal cash prize

Entry fees for Wild Art Contest 2023

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. 

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.

FAQ’s

When Wild Art Contest 2023 Submission starts?

On 12pm GMT on 5th January 2023 (12:00 GMT)

What is the last date of Submission of DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year ?

Until 12am on 29th March 2023 (23:59pm GMT)

Who may Enter / Who Can Participate?

This competition is open to all artists, both amateur and professional, aged 15 years and over.

Who Organising the Wildlife Artist of the Year?

 David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

What are the 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):

What medium can be used?

Oil, Acrylic, watercolor, pencil, mixed media, bronze, plaster, wire, collage and textiles with styles encompassing traditional, abstract, monochrome etc.

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