A huge thank you to everyone who entered Sketch for Survival Junior.

We invited you to not only share your artwork of threatened wildlife and wild spaces this year, but also to share a photo of you with your work, if you would like to. And many of you did! These photos will help to create a mosaic to display at our exhibitions reflecting the wonderfully diverse Sketch for Survival community and to celebrate the important role of art in conservation education.

With so much talent on display in this year’s competition,  it has been a challenging task to pick a longlist. With the deadline looming, decisions had to be made…

Here we go! Congratulations to all the longlisted artists!

If your artwork has been longlisted – many congratulations – your name/artwork will be shown below. Please check carefully. Longlisted artists will also receive an email confirming their selection.  If you have been longlisted then it means that the selection panel would like to take a closer look at your artwork – please ship your artwork to us in the UK now.

The selection panel will reconvene for the next stage of selection in August with the Junior finalists being announced on Thursday 19 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, Lessingham Road, Happisburgh, Norfolk NR12 0QQ, United Kingdom. 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 eight different nationalities

Sketch for Survival – Juniors 8-12 years

Our Junior 8-12 year longlist features twelve different nationalities – this category had the most submissions received.

Sketch for Survival – Juniors 13-16 years

Our Junior 13-16 years longlist features fourteen different nationalities

Stage One Q&A

Explorers Against Extinction

Sketch for Survival

Lower Farm Barns

Lessingham Road



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 $10 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

Thank you.


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.


If you entered through a school, we will have your teacher’s name and email as our main contact so they will receive an email to let them know they have a longlisted student or students. Artworks can be sent to us by the school, or by the student(s)- depending who has the artwork. The teacher can send artworks together if they have more than one student on the longlist. Please make sure the name of the artist, age and school are written clearly on the back of the artwork.

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). We cannot accept or exhibit other sizes so please do not send them if they are bigger! Once selection is complete we mount/frame the artworks as required in our reusuable exhibition frames.

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 17th. In most cases, starting bids are £50- £100 GBP (depending on whether it’s a junior or senior artwork) 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 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 when the artworks are due to 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!