Juried Children’s Art Competition
Deadline for Entries November 15

Oct 1 - Dec 4, 2021

  • Location: Online
  • Venue:

Keep the Wild, Wild

One of the main missions of the Cheetah Conservation Fund is to keep the wildlife wild. To help cheetahs survive in their natural habitats, CCF is working to preserve the ecosystem where they thrive through a holistic approach to protect Namibia’s natural resources.

CCF is looking for artwork…

that addresses the work we do in Africa to keep wild cheetahs where they belong – in the wild:

  • saving cheetahs from the pet trade
  • releasing rehabilitated cheetahs back in the wild
  • caring for non-releasable cheetahs
  • working with farmers to provide predator-friendly solutions to human-wildlife conflict
  • empowering local women and promoting sustainable livelihood development


Entries Open: October 1, 2021
Deadline for Entries: November 15, 2021 at 6pm EST. Entries received after this date and time will not be accepted.
Online Exhibition: December 4 – December 31 , 2021
Award Notification: December 1, 2021, via email
Public Awards Announcement: December 4, to celebrate International Cheetah Day


For each age category, the following awards will be presented:

  • Best in Show (selected by jurors)
  • 3x Honorable Mentions (selected by jurors)
  • Cheetah’s Choice* – a humorous CAT-egory (selected by CCF team).

Note – The award recipients’ design for Best in Show and Honorable Mention will be used to create T-Shirt campaigns and will be used during CCF’s 2022 fundraising campaigns at CCF’s discretion.
*This award will represent artwork based on something the cheetah does.


There are two age categories: 6-10 years old and 11-15 years old.
Artists are invited to submit up to 4 works of original art.
All artwork must be 2-dimensional (on paper or canvas or other 2D surface). Artwork may be drawing, painting, collage in any medium. No sculpture or photography will be accepted.
All artwork must be original and created solely by the artist.
CCF will not be responsible for copyright infringement. Make sure your artwork is original and not a copy of a photo/drawing/painting publicly displayed or without the permission of the copyright owner.
Work may be submitted by the artist or by the artist’s parent or guardian.
All artists will receive one year complimentary sponsorship for a cheetah.

Entry Fee

US$15.00 entry fee covers 2 artworks. For additional artworks, a $5 fee per piece applies. There is a limit of 4 works per artist.

How to Enter

Take a photograph or scan the artwork. Photos should only be of the artwork. We do not require photos of the artist. Please make sure there is no unnecessary background in your image as it will make it difficult for the jurors to see the artwork. To enter artwork please visit https://www.entrythingy.com/d=cheetah.org. Complete all details and upload images of artwork.


Alison Josephs

Alison Josephs is the principal graphic designer and illustrator at Josephs Design, a New York based graphic design studio. Alison received a BFA from Cornell University and studied fine art and design in Florence, Assisi and Milan. In recent years, Alison has illustrated 3 award-winning children’s books: Ankle Soup, Custard and Mustard, Carlos in Coney Island and Christmas Feet. To see more about the books, go to www.anklesoup.com. Alison’s goal for Josephs Design has always been to develop unique and dynamic visuals so clients stand out in the marketplace. As often as she can, Alison will incorporate anything related to animals and nature, which is evident throughout her portfolio.

Artist's Website

Alison Nicholls

Botswana and Zimbabwe were Alison’s home for a number of years and although a lifelong traveler, Africa inspires her art in ways unmatched by any other place. Alison is a Signature member of Artists For Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists, a member of The Explorers Club and an artist member of the Salmagundi Club. Her art is widely exhibited and part of the permanent collection at the Botswana Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan. The US Department of State used her artwork to promote the Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking initiative. She leads Art Safaris in South Africa for Africa Geographic and is a frequent guest lecturer for conservation organizations and schools. In 2019 she was asked to join African People & Wildlife’s International Advisory Council.

Artist's Website


All artwork will be shown in the online web gallery, and, if feasible, in a video presentation of the artwork on social media.


CCF will promote the exhibition online through press releases and email campaigns. The show will also be promoted through the local chapter’s social media and email accounts. Winning artworks will be used to create T-Shirt campaigns to promote CCF and raise funds. Artists names will be included with any images used.


By entering artwork into the competition you are granting permission for CCF to use the artwork in any form. We may require winning artwork to be sent to us, so it can be professionally photographed for reproduction purposes. By entering, you give consent for CCF to reproduce artwork and agree not to hold CCF responsible for any unauthorized use or photography.

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