The Wildlife Artist of the Year is an annual wildlife artwork competitors organised by the David Shepherd Wildlife Basis.
David Shepherd Wildlife Basis (DSWF) is a extremely efficient wildlife charity funding key conservation tasks throughout Africa and Asia.
As we witness staggering charges of worldwide biodiversity loss, environmental and wildlife safety has by no means been extra vital in safeguarding the long run well being of our planet.
Our mission is to Combat, Shield, and Have interaction on behalf of endangered wildlife world wide.
Our ground-based conservation companions, working on the entrance line within the combat in opposition to wildlife crime, are defending among the world’s final wildlife strongholds and pristine wilderness landscapes. Because the local weather disaster escalates, stress on these dwindling wildlife populations and areas grows. DSWF is on the coronary heart of enabling and guaranteeing wildlife is given the combating likelihood it must stabilise and recuperate.
By investing in economically and socially weak communities on the coronary heart of the conservation panorama we help programmes which have an actual affect, on actual folks, in actual locations as we combat to show the tide on extinction.
Making certain our creative heritage lives on in reminiscence of our Founder, the celebrated wildlife artist and conservationist, David Shepherd, we proceed to achieve, encourage, and interact folks to affix our combat to avoid wasting wildlife.
Entries should correspond to one of many seven classes:
• Animal Behaviour
• Earth’s Wild Magnificence
• Going through Extinction
• Human Affect (for artists between 16 and 22 years of age)
• Into the Blue
• City Wildlife
Mediums can embody oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil, combined media, bronze, plaster, wire, collage with types encompassing conventional, summary, monochrome and lots of others – the selection is yours.
Pictures or digital artworks are usually not accepted on this competitors.
• First prize: £10,000
• Second prize: £1,000
• 7 class winners: £500 every
• Individuals’s Selection Award: £500 Nice Artwork vouchers
• The Elizabeth Hosking Prize for Watercolour: £500
The entry payment is £25 per painting for the primary two entries, thereafter it’s £15 per entry.
Entry to the ‘Human Affect’ class for younger folks is £15 per entry.