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David Shepherd Wildlife Artist Contest 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open20-Feb-2017
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What is David Shepherd Wildlife Artist Contest 2017?

David Shepherd Wildlife Artist Contest 2017 is going to host 10th-anniversary wildlife artist of the year competition for the applicants of 17 years or more. Shortlist will be exhibited for sale with all proceeds supporting wildlife conservation at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 from June 28 to July 2. Winners will get up to Rs 1000000 as a prize. Entries should correspond to one of the seven categories Animal Behaviour, Hidden World, Into the Blue, Urban Wildlife, Vanishing Fast, Wings, Feathered or Otherwise, Earth’s Beautiful Creatures.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Open to all artists 17 years of age or above.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online or by post with the following steps:
Step 1:
Fill the form.
Step 2: Write down the title of artwork, entry category, entry fee.
Step 3: Attach the picture of the artwork. File size should not exceed 10MB.
Step 4: Sumit the entry.

By post:
Step 1: Download
the form.
Step 2: Fill the form.
Step 3: Write all the entry details.
Step 4: Do not send your original artwork. Your artwork may be sent to us as a photograph or jpeg digital image on CD (PC format only).
Step 5: Send it to given address:

DSWF, Saba House,
7 Kings Road, Shalford,
Guildford, Surrey GU4 8JU

Terms and Conditions

Entries should correspond to one of the seven categories:

  • Animal Behaviour: Showing a real understanding of animal behaviour, a sense of character, maybe something the judges may not have seen before.
  • Hidden World: A celebration of remote and rarely observed or lesser known landscapes and species.
  • Into the Blue: Illustrate the wonderful world of water, be it ocean, seashore, wetland, river or stream.
  • Urban Wildlife: Entries can be in an urban style or depict the city life of animals and plants. Judges will be looking for both originality in the habitat as well as the contrast between wild and urban life.
  • Vanishing Fast: Our vanishing world – it can be any species officially listed as endangered or threatened on the IUCN Red List – or any landscape that is at risk.
  • Wings, Feathered or Otherwise: The extraordinary variety of winged wildlife – birds and insects, in flight or at rest.
  • Earth’s Beautiful Creatures: The choice is yours! As in all categories, the judges are looking for not only beautifully executed original artworks but also an imaginative interpretation, moving away from the purely photographic to compositions with great characterization, showing imagination, originality and genuine creativity.

All categories cover mediums including sculpture and original prints:

An original print is a print either in black or in colour, drawn from one or several plates, conceived and executed entirely by hand by the same artist, regardless of the technique employed, with the exclusion of any and all mechanical, digital or photomechanical processes. Every stage has been completed by hand by the artist.


  • First prize £10,000
  • Second prize £1,000 and + 7 category winners receiving £500 each.

Cheques payable to David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, the cost to enter is £25 or £10 for DSWF members/friends, entrants aged 17-25 and those over 60.

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