We are delighted to be teaming up with the RSPB once again for the WildArt Competition 2020. Our aim is to encourage as many young people as possible to enter this fabulous competition and observe wildlife by creating a unique piece of art. So be creative and let your creative juices flow. 

Update: This competition is now closed.

2020 winners have been announced.

Read the report

What to do
Create a piece of art inspired by nature – let your imagination run WILD! There are 2 categories to choose from this year – REAL LIFE – entries using the more traditional approach of paints, pastels, acrylics, pens or pencil. And our new GO WILD category – for those of you who want to ‘go wild’ in every sense of the word. To enter this category, experiment with textiles, sculpture, recycled and eco-friendly materials, collages – anything goes

Please email a photo of your artwork to competitions@rspb.org.uk with the heading WildArt 2020 Competition, and don’t forget to tell us your age and category selection! If your submission makes the shortlist, we’ll be in touch with further details after the competition closes.

Age Groups
WildArt is split into three age groups: under 8s, 8-12, and 13 years and over.

Visit rspb.org.uk/wildart for full terms and conditions. 

The closing date for entries is 28 August 2020

2019 Winners

Below are the four winning entries from last year's competiton.

Austin, age 3 -Winner: ages 0-7

Finnley, age 13 -Winner: ages 13-18

Oliver, age 12 -Winner: ages 8-12

Andrew, age 16 -Winner: Richie Richardson Award

Banner image above: Detail from Finnley Gibson's winning entry in the 2019 13-18 category

The prizes

For each category, the winner of each age group will receive an art gift voucher worth £100. There are also RSPB runner-up prizes for each category and age group too, so plenty of chances to WIN! The winning, runner-up and highly commended artwork will be displayed at The Society of Wildlife Artists Natural Eye exhibition from 28 October to 8 November 2020.

A special Richie Richardson award (and £100 book voucher) will be given for the most accurately drawn animal. The winning and runner-up artwork will also be printed in Wild Times, Wild Explorer or Wingbeat magazine.