Wildheart Create and Connect - Art competition: Animals at Home

Posted on March 30, 2020


Here at The Wildheart Trust we came up with the idea of rolling out a series of mini competitions to help keep minds and hands active during these challenging times of social distancing and self-isolation.

This first one will focus on animals in and around your home from caterpillars to cats, house-sparrows to hamsters and anything in-between! We’d love to think that this is an opportunity to make a web of new friends and welcome more of you into our Wildheart family. So, let the creative juices flow, have fun and escape into your creative bubble!

Entries will be judged by wildlife broadcaster, campaigner and Wildheart trustee Chris Packham. He says

I’ll be looking for some artistic imagination and charm rather than technical ability . Maybe some humour too , but as we are sharing our spaces with our cats and dogs and rabbits and other pet species , and the animals in our gardens too I’d love to see some love in these artworks . So sharpen your pencils , uncap your pens , dip your brushes and good luck!’

Keep an eye on our social media for competition updates along with tips and tutorials from professional wildlife artists such as Kerry Newall http://www.kerrynewell.com

Closing date: 30th June 2020

How to enter:

Simply screen shot your drawing on your phone (or scan) and email it to: Competitions@thewildhearttrust.org.uk Postal entries cannot be accepted.

Please include the following information within the body of your email:

  • name and age of entrant at 30th June
    • Entry will be in 4 age categories – ages 0 - 6, 7-11, 12-16 and 17 + years
  • name of competition and theme
  • title or short description of entry (100 words or less)

And for our winners...

The prize of an annual family membership to The Wildheart Trust, home of the Isle of Wight Zoo will be awarded to the winner of each age category. For a full set of the rules of this competition please click here.

On submission of your entry you may like to make a donation, from as little as a pound, to The Wildheart Trust’s SOS-Save Our Sanctuary campaign: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wildheart-trust