DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 launches

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DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 launches

The internationally renowned competition is offering a £10,000 prize package and a new emerging artist award

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) has launched its prestigious Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 competition with a wealth of incredible prizes including a new award for budding artists and first-time entrants.  Last year’s competition received a record-breaking 2,307 entries from 1,199 exceptionally talented artists from across 70 countries. Founded by renowned wildlife artist and conservationist David Shepherd CBE, this world class competition was created to generate essential funds for critically endangered species. Since its inception in 2008, DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year has raised more than £1.2 million in sales to support DSWF’s ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia. 
 
Open to aspiring amateur and professional artists, categories include Animal Behaviour, Earth’s Wild Beauty, Facing Extinction, Human Impact (for ages 16-22), Into The Blue, Urban Wildlife and Wings. DSWF has also introduced a new emerging artist award to celebrate first time entrants. A £10,000 prize package is on offer for the overall DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year winner made up of a £5,000 personal cash prize and a £5,000 conservation donation to a DSWF project of the winner’s choice. The runner-up will receive a £2,000 prize package comprising of a £1,000 personal cash prize and a £1,000 conservation donation. Each of the category winners, and the winner of the newcomer award, will receive £500. 
 
All shortlisted artworks will be available to purchase on the DSWF website in September 2022 with 50% of the proceeds of the sale of each artwork supporting DSWF’s vital work to save wildlife. DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 is open from midday on Thursday 6th January 2022 until 11:59pm on Thursday 31st March 2022. DSWF encourages first time participants and longstanding artists to pick up their brushes, pencils or chisels and get involved in aid of critically endangered wildlife as they fight to turn the tide on extinction. 
 
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