The Society of Wildlife Artists seeks submissions of works that depict wildlife subjects and evoke the spirit of the natural world.

Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Society of Wildlife Artists

How to Submit

ALL work must be submitted online. Pre-selection from online entries will take place, after which pre-selected entries should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for final selection:

- Upload images of work at between Monday 30 April and Friday 27 July, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]

- Check on Friday 3 August, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been pre-selected

- If pre-selected, deliver your work on Saturday 1 September, 10am - 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

- Check on Tuesday 4 September, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been accepted to the exhibition

- If unaccepted, collect your work from Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on Thursday 6 September, 10am - 5pm

Important Dates

Submission opens: Monday 30 April, 12 noon

Submission closes: Friday 27 July, 12 noon

Pre-selection notification: Friday 3 August, 12 noon [Log in to see if your work has been pre-selected]

Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 1 September, 10am - 5pm

Acceptance notification: Tuesday 4 September, 12 noon

Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 6 September, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition open: Thursday 25 October, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition closes: Sunday 4 November, 1pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 8 November, 10am - 5pm


Any artist over 18 may submit.

Acceptable media: Work may be in any medium including painting, sculpture and original prints (if prints, please detail edition and how many are available). The SWLA is keen to embrace new and innovative mediums and will accept computer-generated images as ‘original prints’. However, a digital print is only considered an original print if it was created by the artist to be realised specifically as a print. Reproductions of paintings or photographs will not be accepted.

Submission fee: £18 per work (£12 per work for artists aged 35 or under).

Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of six works selected.

Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.

Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.

Work must have been completed within the last three years.

Work exhibited previously in London is not admissible.

Work will not be accepted if it is of botanical subjects, pets and domestic animals, decorative wares (such as vessels or tiles), work in metal frames, poorly framed or badly presented. Photographic reproductions or mechanical prints, giclée prints, etc., that are often promoted as ‘limited edition prints’ are not acceptable. The selection committee’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

All work must be for sale. The price of works must include commission of 45%+VAT (with the exception of works for which foundry fees are applicable, where the commission is 33.3%+VAT) .

Minimum price: £200 (except for prints: framed £120, unframed £95).

Please note that selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.

Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU or elsewhere are welcome to submit work. If your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to register and account for UK VAT with H.M. Revenue & Customs. Artists without a UK residence (known as 'NETPs' - non-established taxable persons) can find further details on 'NETP' status and how to register for VAT at, (HM Revenue & Customs Reference: Notice 700/1, Mar 2014) under the heading 'Should I be registered for VAT?' Please note: the registration process can take up to 4 weeks. Please address any questions you may have to the VAT Helpline on tel. no. 0300 200 3700 or Outside UK: +44 2920 501 261.

Artists sending work from abroad should use a picture carrier. Many artists use Picture Post as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post - Tel: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 /  Email:

For full terms and conditions, click here.

Prizes & Awards (subject to final confirmation)

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

The Terravesta Prize: £2,000 for the best work exhibited

Birdwatch Artist of the Year Award (£1,000 plus Swarovski equipment)

The Langford Press Printmaking Award: £200 cash and the winner's choice of ten titles from Langford Press publications 

The Langford Press 3D Award: £200 cash and the winner's choice of ten titles from Langford Press publications 

RSPB Award

Dry Red Press Award

The Roger Clarke Award: £500

PJC Drawing Award

Birdscapes Gallery 'Conservation through Art' Award

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