Sketch for Survival Finalists & Runners-Up 2022


The finalists in the Sketch for Survival 2022 competition have now been decided. The finalists’ work was auctioned online in aid of our Project Fund on Sunday 20 November following our exhibition tour.

The 2022 competition stands out for a number of reasons: we had more entries than ever before – thank you to everyone who got involved this year – and more nationalities took part (more than 90!). There was fantastic diversity in medium, technique and style as well as in the threatened species and at-risk wild spaces portrayed.

Some things don’t change – cats, yet again, proved to be hugely popular, accounting for one third of all entries.  We received more birds than ever before (20% of entries) from regal raptors to comedic penguins.  There were very few elephants entered in 2022.

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Many congratulations to the 100 finalists in the Wildlife category. 

These artworks will be exhibited at The Dundas Street gallery in Edinburgh in October, and gallery@oxo in London in November and be sold via our online auction in aid of our Project Fund concluding Sunday 20 November.

You can vote for your favourite artwork when the Leisure Painters’ People’s Choice voting opens 23rd September.

The shortlist, which is eligible for this year’s Wildlife 100 Artist of the Year Award will be announced when our preview exhibition opens in Norwich on 23 September. Shortlisted pieces will also be exhibited in Norwich as well as via a digital display in New York.


Congratulations to the finalists in our Wild Spaces category.

These artworks join the SFS Wildlife 100 in being exhibited at The Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh and gallery@oxo in London in November and sold via online auction. A shortlist will be announced 23rd September – one will win The Wild Spaces Artist of the Year Award. All the finalists pieces will  be eligible for the Leisure Painter’s People’s Choice Award, selected by you from all 108 finalists, via online voting (opens 23rd September).



Our Highly Commended Collection comprises all the runners-up from Stage Two selection (Wild Life & Wild Spaces).  These have been offered for sale at our pop-up stores at events/exhibitions in aid of our projects over the autumn. We’ll be adding Highly Commended artworks to our online gallery space so they can be viewed and purchased online from December too – we will include a link here. Congratulations and thank you to all the artists for their support.

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