Early in September a panel of four judges met at RSPB headquarters to select the winners in the young artists Wildart Competition 2019. The competition was fierce with many stand-out pieces vying for top honours.

The judging panel comprised Sarah Wigley and Corinne Cruickshank from the Cameron Bespolka Trust,  RSPB Youth Editor Jack Plumb and Society of Wildlife Artists member Richard Allen. The panel had such a very difficult job in selecting the winning pieces and they were quite bowled over by the high standard of work submitted.

What an amazing day looking at hundreds of beautiful pieces of art that were submitted for the WildArt competition. Thank you everyone for submitting such incredible observations and capturing such true likenesses to an abundance of wildlife.

Corinne Cruickshank, Cameron Bespolka Trust

  

The prizes
The winner in each age group will receive an art gift voucher worth £100. Perhaps more importantly, their picture will be displayed at The Society of Wildlife Artists Natural Eye exhibition which runs from 24 October to 3 November 2019 at the Mall Galleries in London. Six runners-up will each win a £25 art voucher. A Richie Richardson award, and £100 book voucher, will also be given for the most accurately drawn animal. The winning and runner-up pictures will be printed in wild times, Wild Explorer or Wingbeat magazine.

The judges had a hard time selecting a winner from the collection of wonderful submissions