Following the successful 2010 edition of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award, won by young Essex-based artist Natalie Mascal with the work 'Tigers at Play', artists worldwide have once more the opportunity to enter this major competition.
The BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2011 is divided in 13 categories, including a digital one reserved for artists outside the U.K. with the purpose of avoiding the costs of sending artwork to the UK.
All of the category winners will have their works published in the August 2011 issue of BBC Wildlife (on sale 7 July) and exhibited at the prestigious annual exhibition of the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society in August 2011, in a special display alongside 200 other artists and sculptors. The awards ceremony will take place on the opening night of the exhibition.
The winners, runners-up and commendeds will also be published in an online gallery.
The overall winner will gain a trip to Sabah, Borneo, where the wildlife viewing is second to-none and presents the chance to observe the orangutans and proboscis monkeys, among other species, while exploring its amazing diversity of habitats. The winner will also learn about the area's unique cultures and traditions, and a key conservation projects.
Well-laid-out trails and high canopies with confortable accommodation will enhance your holiday experience, organised by Wildlife Worldwide and the Sabah Tourism Board (call +44 (0) 845 130 6982 to find out more about the prize)
The overall winner will also be displayed at The Natural Eye, the 48th annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries, London, 26 October– 6 November 2011.
Read the rules and conditions to enter the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2011.
The deadline is 28 February 2011.