The renowned annual Wildlife Artist of the Year competition is open again for 2019, however, you’ll have to get your entries in quick with the closing date as 5pm Monday 18th February.
This prestigious competition brings together artists, both professional and amateur, from all over the world to collaboratively celebrate the diverse beauty and wonder that the world of wildlife brings us. The competition first began in 2008 and over the years has attracted more than 10,000 entries, raising critical funds for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
Upon the closing date a panel of judges will narrow down the selection for a final shortlist. All those shortlisted will be displayed at the public exhibition held at The Mall Galleries in London between the 29th May and the 2nd June 2019. Artwork will also be for sale during the exhibition.
There are seven categories in this years competition;
- Earth’s Wild Beauty;
- Animal Behaviour;
- Into the Blue;
- Urban Wildlife;
- Vanishing Fast;
- Wings; and
- Human Impact
Each category winner will receive a prize of £500.
There also additional awards;
- The Overall Winner will be awarded a prize of £10,000!
- Second Place will be awarded a prize of £1,000.
- People’s Choice. Each visitor to the Mall Galleries exhibition will vote for their favourite piece, subsequently, the winner will be awarded £500.
- The Artist Award will be selected by The Artist magazine. The winner of this award will then be given a profile feature in their publication.
To enter, you must upload a digital file of your artwork to the Wildlife Artist of the Year website as a high res file. You can find full terms and conditions including more information and the entry fee on their website here. You can also view previous winners work there too. So if you’ve got a stunning piece you’ve been thinking about entering into competitions, why not give this fabulous and worthwhile competition a go?
Here at The Artist’s Print Room, we’ve recently invested in a new laminating machine to bring you another alternative to your fine art prints, acrylic mounted prints.
Acrylic Mounted Prints
Acrylic mounted prints are an elegant, modern and minimalist way of displaying your fine art images as alternative to traditional framing techniques. In addition to this, acrylic mounts give a sophisticated dramatic and stunning impact.
Acrylic mounted prints are ideal for commercial environments – many businesses use this technique to create signage. Additionally, this form of mounting is ideal for displaying wall art in your home or exhibition images.
Your fine art print is printed as it would be when producing a traditional fine art giclée print. However, it is then bonded and sandwiched between a piece of acrylic and a backing material (select from either a 5mm white or a 10mm clear backing) this backing prevents any warping of your image occurring. The process of acrylic face mounting is complex and intricate which entails careful handling and a lot of precision. Here at The Artist’s Print Room you can trust us to get this right, each and every time. We take great care in all the products we produce which makes us unique when compared to mass production photographic labs.
The acrylic mounting gives your image a beautiful high gloss finish which is shatter proof in addition to being dust and damp proof. The final product is lightweight, however, despite this your final product is rigid and durable. Wall hanging fixings are attached to the sub-frame on the back, therefore your prints are ready to hang straight away.
You can order your prints through our easy to use step-by-step online ordering system in which you can select the substrate you would like your image printed on and also sizing options are included.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or further information that you may require.