Wild Art Competition FAQ
How do I enter the competition?
Please enter email your submissions to [email protected]
Due to covid, all submissions should be made with a picture of your submission. Should the Arts Fair be allowed to go ahead in person, we will request you send or deliver your submission to go on display from 19th April.
Are there any age restrictions?
The Adult Competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over on 1st April 2021.
Do I have to pay to enter?
No, for 2020 entrance to the competition is free.
How many entries can I submit?
You may submit a total of 5 entries total in the Competition.
What Categories are there?
Sculpture, Painting & Drawing
Film & Music
Short Stories & Poetry
Each category can be entered as Adult – 18 and over. Or Junior, under 18’s.
How do I know if my submissions have been received?
On the success of submission, you should receive a receipt via automatic reply
Photography: Is there a time limit on when images must have been taken?
The images must have been taken after 1st January 2020
Photography: Can black and white images be entered?
Black and white images can be entered.
Can I enter an image that has been previously published?
Yes, you may enter previously published images, but please do not enter images that have already received an award or recognition in another international photography competition.
Can I submit an animal which mine or someone else’s pet or captive animal?
No, images of restrained animals or captive animals cannot be entered. Full disclosure of all information relating to how, when and where the image was taken should be included in your image caption. The Jury will then ascertain whether the species featured is, as far as reasonably possible, living a free and wild existence.
How is the competition judged?
We appoint a panel of judges and a chair to evaluate all entries. Each submission is reviewed anonymously. Judging comprises two rounds. During the second round, images will undergo an authenticity check to ensure the entry complies with our rules and ethics. The panel will be looking for excellence, artistic merit, relevance to themes, freshness of composition, technical proficiency, innovation, narrative form, so this should be reflected in all submissions
How should I prepare my files for submission to the competition?
Digital files must be submitted as JPEGs, saved at a high-quality setting of at least 8 in Photoshop, Adobe RGB (1998), and at 1920 pixels along the longest dimension. No borders, watermarks or signatures should be included.
What forms of digital adjustments are acceptable?
Digital adjustments including tone and contrast, burning, dodging, cropping, sharpening, noise reduction, minor cleaning work (e.g. removal of sensor dust or scratches on transparencies/scans, removal of chromatic aberration), HDR, stitched panoramas, focus stacking, and multiple exposures taken at the same location at the same time (as a continuous sequence – seconds or minutes apart), are permitted provided that they comply with the Competition's principles of authenticity so do not misrepresent the reality of nature.
What forms of digital adjustments are NOT acceptable?
The following digital adjustments – but not limited to these – are not allowed: adding, moving or removing objects, animals or parts of animals, plants, people etc; the removal of dirt, highlights, backscatter, bubbles, debris and similar; composites, painting the foreground/painting out the background.
How do I prepare my images to meet the submission requirements for all categories?
You must include:
- description (species name and exact location; background story; behavior observed, if any bait was used, and if so what nature (see Rule 4.5); if the species is of scientific interest)
You must NOT include:
- your name in either the caption or image title or on the image itself
Who do I contact if I still have a question?
Please email us at [email protected] and we'll be happy to help.