The shortlist for the SFS Introducing Artist of the Year award will be announced on World Animal Day, Friday 4th October.
The Sketch For Survival Auction site and Sketch for Survival Gallery will also go live on Friday 4th October, featuring both the Invitational Collection and all the SFS Introducing Artwork that were generously donated by the artists.
Voting for the Peoples Choice award will start when the pieces go live online on the 4th October. Full details of how to vote will be given then.
I would like to say Congratulations to all the Artist's who participated in the competition and especially those who were also selected in the 100.
I am so very pleased to say that my little red panda drawing ( "Out of my Tree and looking for Love") has been selected in the 100 to join the Explorers against Extinction Invitational Collection on their UK tour.
Entries came from all over the world – Asia, Australasia, North, Central and South America, Africa and most countries in Europe.
The Judging Panel was led by Gary Hodges, the UK’s best selling and most collectable pencil artist, and Karen Laurence-Rowe, an award-winning Conservation Artist based in Kenya. They were assisted by Robert Ferguson and Sara White, trustees of Explorers against Extinction.