We’re on the lookout for talented artists and photographers to enter our exciting competition…

What to do

Create a piece of art or a photograph inspired by horses, pets and wildlife – let your imagination run WILD!

There are 2 categories types to choose from:

Entries using the more traditional approach of paints, pastels, acrylics, pens or pencil.

For those of you who want to ‘go wild’ in every sense of the word.


You can experiment with textiles, sculpture, recycled and eco-friendly materials, collages – anything goes!

How to enter

Our competition is split into two categories – Artwork and Photography – and five age groups:

  • 3-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-17
  • 18+

You can submit a photo of your artwork using the form on our website.

There is an entry fee of just £5 for ages 18+, and £3 for all other age groups.

Please make sure to complete the form accurately with the correct category information.

If your submission makes the shortlist, we’ll be in touch with further details after the competition closes.

The prizes

For each category, the winner of each age group will recieve a variety of amazing prices. Up for grabs is: 

  • £300 John Lewis voucher
  • the chance for you and your family to visit the RDA
  • have afternoon tea and have some photos taken with the horses
  • a years membership at the Odyssey Health Club & Spa and spa treatments
  • exciting art materials hand picked by professional artists
  • luxury art sketchs books
  • signed wildlife prints from the Wildlife Artist of the year 2020 winner
  • …and much more!

The overall winners art will be shown in Hertfordshire Life and the Welwyn Times!

The rules

  • We must receive entries for the competition by Monday 19th April. If shortlisted, we will contact you and explain the next stage of the competition to you.
  • If you are partaking in the photography side of the competition please make sure you are using natural lighting and when you upload the image please ensure it is of high resolution.
  • We aim to inform all winners within 21 days of the closing date.
  • All entrants under 18 should ask for permission from a parent or guardian before entering.
  • Prizes are subject to availablity.
  • If, in circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to provide the stated prize, we will try to arrange an alternative prize of a similar value. No cash alternative will be offered.
  • Digswell Place RDA reserves the right to cancel the competition at any time, if deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside of the Charity’s control.
  • Photos can be edited with photoshop with natural enhancements (e.g lighting) but no edits (e.g. changing shapes and size or adding in extra elements). If shortlisted, raw files will be requested.
  • The Judges’ decision is final.