World Wildlife Day

Big Cat Pictures for Protection

As part of World Wildlife Day on the 3rd March, The Big Cat Sanctuary is inviting people to enter their pictures into a competition that aims to highlight the need to protect big cats around the world and ensure that these magnificent animals remain on the planet.

Entrants are asked to try and capture themes such as the vulnerability of big cats and their environments alongside their power, majesty and potential to be protected from extinction.
The competition will be judged by The Big Cat Sanctuary’s Director of Cats and Conservation, Giles Clark, it’s Head Photographer Alma Leaper and a King of the Jungle, Christopher Biggins!

“The perfect photograph or painting can be so powerful!” says Alma “It can convey the complexity of the living world, the dangers a cat will face in the fight for survival and hope for life in just one image and that’s what we’re looking for…”

There will be one overall winner, who will get the chance to experience a VIP day at the Sanctuary and have the opportunity to photograph, paint or just get to know our cats as well as the amazing experience of hand feeding a few!

The winning image will be displayed at the Sanctuary’s debut Art Exhibition this summer, as well as on our Website and across social media. There will also be a short-list of 10 commended entrants that will also have their work displayed online.

The Big Cat Sanctuary’s Giles Clark said “Protection is our Passion and this competition is our chance to show the world how important cats and their conservation are, as well as highlighting our interdependence with animals and the ecosystem of planet earth.”

The competition is open to amateur and professional artists and photographers alike. Entries can be paintings, photographs or other mediums, but need to be submitted as digital copies and sent to [email protected]    (Please use WeTransfer if files are bigger than 3mb).

A maximum of 2 images per entrant, submissions can be sent from 9am on Saturday 3rd March and must be submitted by 5pm Friday 9th March to be included in the competition.

* Entrants must agree to give The Big Cat Sanctuary rights to publish their submitted images across all online, print and other media. There is no age restriction on entries but participation in the winning hand-feeding experience is restricted to participant over 16 years of age only.

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