Thank you to everyone who entered our creative competitions. We have been so impressed by your incredible artworks.
It has been a tough process with a record number of submissions again this year (just shy of 4,000), so many congratulations if you feature in the longlists below and don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t.
Sketch for Survival Junior longlist results feature 25 different nationalities this year, and can be found below.
The first stage of selection has been completed using the online submission forms/images provided.
If your artwork has been longlisted – congratulations – your name/artwork will be shown below. Please check carefully. Longlisted artists will also receive an email confirming selection. If you have been longlisted then it means that the selection panel would like to take a closer look at your artwork – please send your artwork to us now.
The selection panel will reconvene for the next stage of selection in August with the Junior finalists being announced on Thursday 14 September (2pm BST).
If I have been longlisted, what do I need to do?
Please ship/mail your artwork to Explorers Against Extinction, Sketch for Survival Junior, Lower Farm Barns, Happisburgh, Norfolk NR12 0QQ, UK. Your artwork should reach us by 5 August.
Before you send your artwork please check:
- It is the same original artwork that was submitted to the competition.
- It complies to our size restrictions (A4 or A3) and is UNFRAMED.
- Your artwork is signed on the front and it has your name and AGE printed clearly on the back. If you have entered via a school please also include the name of the school on the back.
Please read Q&A at bottom of page for further info.
Sketch for Survival – Juniors Up to 7 years
Our Junior Under 7 years longlist features 8 different nationalities
Sketch for Survival – Juniors 8-12 years
Our Junior 8-12 year longlist features 16 different nationalities
Sketch for Survival – Juniors 13-16 years
Our Junior 13-16 years longlist features 17 different nationalities
Sketch for Survival – Stage One Q&A
Explorers Against Extinction
Sketch for Survival
Lower Farm Barns
Norfolk NR12 0QQ
We recommend recycling some stiff cardboard from a box or packet – the card should be slightly larger all around than your artwork. Place your artwork in between two pieces of card to make a sandwich. This will protect the corners and stop it from being creased. You can use two pieces of tape (preferably paper tape if you have it) to secure the card at each side – this is all that is required. Place the whole thing in a (recycled) envelope or packet and send it to us using the appropriate postal service or courier.
Please think of the environment and try to avoid using plastic.
We recycle as much packaging as we can so please don’t get carried away with the tape – it just takes us longer to open the parcel and makes it challenging to recycle.
We open lots of parcels and we really enjoy all the amazing envelope art, notes and cards people include – thank you for taking the time to do this. We usually open parcels on one day a week and we share pictures on our Instagram Story. Once we have opened your parcel we send you an email to confirm.
Couriers can be expensive.
For that reason, we usually give at least one month to send your artwork to us. If you use the regular postal/mailing service in your country then the cost should not be too great. If you have friends taking part you can send your artworks together in one parcel and share the cost.
Please take care packaging your artwork – we recommend some stiff cardboard to prevent the edges from getting damaged – you can recycle cardboard from a box or packet and place your artwork between two pieces to protect it on its journey.
Please try and avoid using plastic and if you do use plastic, please think of the environment and use it sparingly! Thank you.
Please list the contents of your parcel as a document.
Please see other notes below as needed:
If you have listed your contents as a document then there will be no customs to pay and the process is very simple.
If you list your contents as an artwork or child’s artwork it can be more complicated. Please specify ‘donation to charity’, and if asked to provide a value on the customs form, we recommend you provide a nominal value, purely to cover the material cost (up to about $50 is reasonable) otherwise we will be charged import tax/duty to receive your parcel.
ID and contact numbers
Our registered UK charity number is 1177505 (if you need it).
Our EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) number is GB025052069000
Our address: Explorers Against Extinction, Sketch for Survival Junior, Lower Farm Barns, Happisburgh, Norfolk NR12 0QQ UK
Our telephone number: +44 1692 218189
Charity contact name: Sara White, Trustee
You need to print your artwork in A3 or A4 size as per the competition guidelines. Please use good quality printing paper. Please hand-sign the front and print your name (and age if a Junior) on the back. By printing your digital artwork, and hand-signing it you are validating the work as an original by you.
Regrettably we are unable to print digital entries for you.
No you do not. You send the artwork to us as it is. Please protect your artwork in the post – we find a stiff piece of cardboard works very well, or rolled and sent in a tube.
Your artwork should fulfil the size guidelines provided on the competition page (A3 or A4 size). Once selection is complete we mount/frame the artworks as required.
Unfortunately if your artwork is much bigger or much smaller than specified then it will be discounted from selection. If your artwork is not in the right size range then it would be better not to send it to us and for you to enjoy it at home instead.
To check the size restrictions please see the competition pages:
Please sign your artwork on the front (usually the bottom right hand corner). Please print your name (and age if a Junior artist) on the back.
If you are one of our junior artists, or a parent of a junior artist: if the child is able to write their name, sign or initial the front then that’s great but please don’t worry if not. Please do make sure that the artist’s name and age (not the parent’s name) and SCHOOL if applicable is printed clearly on the back so we can identify the piece easily when it arrives.
Yes we do. We open parcels once a week. These are logged and checked against your submission form. We then send a group email confirming safe receipt – this is sent to the registered email address (used on the original submission).
All the longlisted artworks will be kept safe at Explorer HQ.
The finalists’ art which is selected for the exhibition tour (announced in September) will be included in our online fundraising auction which ends on Sunday November 12th. In most cases, starting bids are £75 -£125 GBP with ALL PROCEEDS supporting our projects.
The artwork of the runners-up will be offered for sale both online and at our UK exhibition venues and events. At exhibitions/events they will be mounted and displayed for visitors to browse/buy. Please note, depending on the venue and the space available we sometimes have to rotate the selection – it is not always possible to have every single piece out at every venue/event.
For junior artists we will send an email before the artworks go on general sale to give parents an opportunity to buy the artwork – we appreciate some of the children are very attached to their pieces and we thank them for giving them up to support our projects. We will take good care of them. To give you some idea, last year the junior artworks in our shop were for sale from £25 upward, depending on various factors such as size and age category – we anticipate a similar pricing structure this year.
Parents may like to take a scan of their child’s artwork before they send it to us so that they have a back up option.