- 2011 Wildlife Artist of the Year - the competition run by the David Shepherd Foundation requires you to enter online or by post by 31 January 2011
- BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year - entries close on 28th February 2011
I've summarised the entry arrangements belowWildlife Artist of the Year 2011 (David Shepherd Foundation)
Adam Binder - Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 with
(left to right) David Shepherd CBE, David Gower and Robert Lindsay
at the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 Awards, Mall Galleries, London
photo copyright Katherine Tyrrell
- Endangered Wildlife - any wild animal or plant that is threatened or endangered nationally or internationally
- Wild Places - any scene or landscape showing the natural environment at its most beautiful or dramatic
- Wildlife in Action - any wild animal jumping, fighting, flying or any other interesting behaviour
- Wildlife in 3D - sculpture in any medium
- Open - let your imagination go wild!
These are the links to:
|a view of the Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition at the Mall Galleries|
BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011
This is the second year of this competition. In its first year this competition:
- attracted 500+ entries from all over the world.
- 100 were included in the final selection from which the category winners were chosen
- Natalie Mascall won the title ‘BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010’ for her 'Tigers at Play' and a place on Wildlife Worldwide’s Festival of Wildlife 2011 in Baja California, Mexico. Her winning work was also displayed at the Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition ‘The Natural Eye’.
- All 12 category winners were on display in August 2010 at the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society& (MIWAS) exhibition.
- British Mammals (behaviour and portraits)
- British Birds (behaviour and portraits)
- All Other Wildlife (behaviour and portraits, in the UK and worldwide)
- The Wonder of Plants (British and worldwide)
- Beneath the Water (marine and fresh water)
- Animals in their Environment (British and worldwide)
- World Mammals (behaviour and portraits)
- World Birds (behaviour and portraits)
- Black and White Nature (pencil, lino cuts, etchings, wood block etc)
- Visions of Nature (innovative, creative impressions of wildlife)
- Frozen Planet (please note: entries must feature animal life)
- Endangered Species (entries must feature species listed by the IUCN as ‘Endangered’ or ‘Critically Endangered’)
- International Artists – a category judged digitally, exclusively for artists outside of the UK. This is to save our international entrants the great costs of sending artwork to the UK.
The main prize is a holiday to Borneo organised by Wildlife Worldwide and the Sabah Tourist Board
This a link to the terms and conditions for entering the competition. In brief:
- Artwork must feature wildlife – birds, mammals, waterlife, invertebrates and plants – in a natural or captive environment.
- The competition is open to adults aged 18 and over
- The number of entries is limited to a maximum of 8 and you can only enter one artwork per category
- The artwork must have been created in the past year and be your original work.
- You must be
- EITHER the sole author and owner of the copyright of all artwork entered
- OR if your work is copied from a photograph(s) that is/are not your own, you must have sole permission in writing from the copyright owner to use his/her work.
Are you entering one of these competitions this year?