Cheetah moms are hard-working single mothers, having to raise between two and eight cubs at a time. In addition to feeding and teaching them, they must protect their cubs from lions, hyenas, and other predators. To keep the litter safe, the mother cheetah moves her cubs to a new location every few days. One of the main missions of the Cheetah Conservation Fund is to help cheetahs survive in their natural habitats. CCF is looking for artwork that celebrates the amazing cheetah, with particular attention to all the mother cheetahs risking their lives to raise their cubs.
Categories: 6-9 years, 10-15 years
Artists are invited to submit up to 2 works of original art.
There are 2 age categories: 6-9 years old and 10-15 years old.
- 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 parent or guardian.
- All artists will receive one year complimentary sponsorship for a cheetah.
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.
US$15.00 entry fee covers 2 artwork.
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Instructions for Accepted Entrants
Deadline for Entries: July 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Entries received after this date and time will not be accepted.
Award Notification: August 31st, via email
Online Exhibition: September 2022
Public Awards Announcement: September 2022
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. Selected artworks not limited to could be used to create T-Shirt campaigns and as items for auctions to promote CCF and raise funds. Artists names will be included with any images used.
For each age category, the following awards will be presented:
- Best in Show (selected by jurors)
- 2 Honorable Mentions (selected by jurors)
- 1 Cheetah’s Choice – a humorous CAT-egory (selected by CCF team).
The award recipients for Best in Show will be used to create T-Shirt campaigns to promote CCF and fundraise.
Best in Show and Honorable Mention Awards will receive an autographed photo by Dr. Laurie Marker. Artists names will be included with any images used. All the award recipients’ artwork will be used during the 2023 CCF campaign and online auctions at CCF discretion.
Jurors: Alison Josephs and Alison Nicholls
To enter artwork please visit https://www.entrythingy.com/d=cheetah.org
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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.
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.
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.