Art Competitions Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021

This competition raises money for global wildlife and is organized by the David Shepard Foundation. The competition is open to both professional and amateur artists aged 17 or over.

Medium Use any technique, medium or style, excluding photography and digitally produced artwork.
Deadline Monday 15th February 2021

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

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

How to enter
Please check with the competition organisation to see what the current regulations are regarding the Covid10 Pandemic.

Top Tips
For some top tips on how to enter your art work in to a competition take a look here…

Here is some art material to get you inspired. Click on the images for more information about the products.

Caran d’Ache Classic Neocolor II Water-Soluble Pastels, 40 Colors

Cyper Top 72 Colored Pencils Oil-Based Set, Professional Drawing Pencils for Artists, Kids and Adults Coloring Books, Soft Wax-Based Cores and Vibrant Colors Perfect for Sketching &Shading

SPREEY Watercolor Brush Pens 24colors with Bonus Refillable Water Brush Highly Water-Soluble Ink Made in Japan for Painting, Coloring, and Watercolor Effects, for Adults and Kids

Easy Grip 40 Piece Artist Paint Brush Set with Storage Case – Includes Round and Flat Art Brushes with Hog, Pony, and Nylon Hair Bristles – Perfect for Acrylics, Watercolor, Gouache, Oil and Fabric

MeiLiang Watercolor Paint Set, 36 Vivid Colors in Pocket Box with Metal Ring and Watercolor Brush, Perfect for Students, Kids, Beginners and More

Rembrandt Oil Color Paint, Commemorative Wood Box Set, 120-Oil Colors (40ml/15ml) + Accessories, Limited Edition Year of Rembrandt


See the full overview of art competitions for 2021 here.