Wild Art Competition FAQ

How do I enter the competition?

Please enter email your submissions to [email protected]

Due to Covid, we can only accept pictures of your submissions.  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 4th April 2021.

Do I have to pay to enter?

No, 2020 entrance to the competition is free.

How many entries can I submit?

You may submit a total of 4 entries total in the Competition.

What Categories are there?

Single images only. Collages must be entered in the Sculpture, Painting & Drawing Categories

Sculpture, Painting & Drawing
Please ensure submissions do not exceed 4ftx4ftx4ft. Category can include Digital art.

Film & Music
No longer than 3 minutes for music
No longer than 5 minutes for film

Short Stories & Poetry
No longer than 1 side of A4

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 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 that 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

Photography: 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 exposure taken at the same location at the same time (as a continuous sequence – seconds or minutes apart), are permitted providing that they comply with the Competition's principles of authenticity so do not misrepresent the reality of nature.

Photography: 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; behaviour observed)

You must NOT include:

  • your name in either the caption or image title, or on the image itself

I work for one of the sponsored companies, can I enter?

Unfortunately, if you are an employee of Seaton Tramway, Seaton Jurassic, Wild East Devon or Devon Art Supplies please do not enter. This does not affect friends and family entering.

Who do I contact if I still have a question?

Please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.


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