The Langford Press Field Sketches Award, run by the Society of Wildlife Artists, is open to any artist of any age who shows a fundamental understanding of the subject through their work in the field.

The award is £200 cash and the artist’s choice of 10 titles from Langford Press Publishing.

Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images (low resolution, 1 MB maximum size) of recent field sketches (within the last 2 years) providing name, location, and date for each image.

Closing date: 15th September 2017.

The successful artist will be notified within 2 weeks and asked to send their submitted sketches to Mall Galleries for display at the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) Annual Exhibition, which runs from 19 to 29 October 2017.

Please send images to

The subject has to be of wildlife but this could encompass back garden nature just as much as exotic expedition work. The judges are looking for a body of work that captures the essence of the subject which has been drawn from life. They are not looking for studio work.