2023 Artist Awards

We are very pleased to announce that new for 2023 we will be having multiple artist awards. These awards are our way of celebrating and recognising the hard work, growth and creativeness of artists. Below is the list of categories, prizes and judges. Some are still to be announced. It is with huge thanks to the generocity of our prize sponsors that has given us the opportunity to include more catagories for recognition.

Southern Nature Art Best in Show (any Media) –

Prize – £100 and The Southern Nature Art Trophy 

Prize Sponsor – SNA

The SNA Committee 

Marwell wildlife award for best depiction of a conservation species (any media) –

Prize – Two annual passes for Marwell (Worth £132)

Prize Sponsor – Marwell Zoo

Guest Judge – Pip McGarry

Public Vote (Any Media) –

Prize – 1st and 2nd £70/£30

Prize Sponsor – Miss S Accounting for Purpose

Judging by public vote.

Best seascape/landscape painting

Prize- years subscription to Leisure Painter (worth £53.99)

Prize SponsorWarner Group Publications

Guest Judge – TBC

Best drawing/painting of an animal

Prize- A David Shepherd Print

Prize SponsorThe David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

Guest Judge – TBC

Best Newcomer (any Medium) 

Prize- White Dog Gallery Vouchers for 1st Place and Runner up.

Prize SponsorThe White Dog Gallery

Guest Judge – Rick Steenhuis and Helen Steenhuis

Best Photograph 

Prize- Family ticket. (worth £62.50)

Prize SponsorThe Hawk Conservancy

Guest Judge – TBC

Best 3D  

Prize- £250 voucher for Potterycrafts

Prize Sponsor – Potterycrafts Ltd

Guest Judge – Jon Roynon from pottery throw down.


Exhibition Highlights


Rookesbury Park School,


PO17 5AZ




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