Society of Wildlife Artists

Art Competition
Society of Wildlife Artists

The SWLA annual exhibition is held at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London in October. It showcases the work of our member artists but it is also an opportunity for non members to exhibit.

We are looking for exciting, high quality original work that celebrates wildlife and shows artistic skill and an understanding of the subject. 

We accept sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and original prints depicting any creatures from the natural world.

Open to: Any artist aged 18 or over may enter, from anywhere in the world. 
Entry cost: Standard Prices.
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £20.00
Additional Entries: £20.00 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Young Person under 36 years old.
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £14.00
Additional Entries: £14.00 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Deadline: 23rd of August 2024 
Prize: Prizes & Awards
The exhibition offers several prizes and awards:
The Birdwatch and Swarovski Optik Artist of the Year Award:A prize of an ATS 80 HD spotting scope with 25-50x zoom eyepiece (with a value of £2,430), plus subscription to BirdGuides/Birdwatch
The BIRDscapes Gallery ‘Conservation through Art’ Award:£1,000 divided equally between the winning artist and a conservation organisation or project of their choice
RSPB Award: £500
The Swarovski Optik New Artist Award:£250 for the best non-member work in the show
Trymwood Studios Art Prize: The winner will receive the exciting opportunity of a solo exhibition at Trymwood Studios, Bristol. The prize intends to identify and celebrate artists that engage with the natural world, producing work informed by a significant drawing element, during or after sustained periods of fieldwork.
The Michael Harding Oil Painting Prize: £500 of art materials
The Michael Harding Watercolour Painting Prize: £500 of art materials
Art Safari Works on Paper Award: £250. Art Safari offers a prize to artists working on paper in any media, showing an artist’s engagement with wildlife and the environment. Encouraging artists to experience the natural wonders of the world since 1999, Art Safari offers painting holidays and workshops worldwide.
Mall Galleries / FBA Award: Ten free submissions to exhibitions by the Federation of British Artists at Mall Galleries (worth up to £200) for a non-member exhibitor
Dry Red Press Award: The winning work reproduced as a greetings card

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