58 Travel Zambia November 2008 PeoplePeopleVakachaVakachaHabitatHabitatNkaniNkaniCultureCulture A HELPING HAND Wildlife Art competition now open Following the success of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Arts Competition 2008, DSWF is delighted to announce that entries are now being accepted for Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009. The competition – open to all amateur and professional artists over 17 – comes with a top prize of £ 10,000, with the overall runner- up receiving £ 1,000 and a personal art class with wildlife artist and conservationist, David Shepherd CBE. In addition, all short- listed entries will be exhibited at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London next summer. " Winning was a complete and delightful surprise," says 2008 winner Richard Childs. " I'm really proud to have been part of a competition that not only encourages entries from such a range of disciplines but that also helps to raise awareness and funds to save endangered wildlife." Profits from the exhibition and the sale of artwork go to support DSWF projects in Africa and Asia working to protect some of the planet's most endangered animals. " There are thousands of artists all over the world who feel as passionately as I do about what man is doing to tigers, rhinos, elephants and all the other endangered mammals we are driving to extinction," adds David Shepherd. " Wildlife Artist of the Year gives us all the perfect opportunity to do something about it." The closing date for entries is 30 January 2009. For details of the 2009 competition and results of 2008 see www. wildlifeartistoftheyear. org Richard Childs with his winning painting. Winner Richard Childs with Alan Titchmarsh, David Shepherd and David Gower at the 2008 awards ceremony. dswfdswfdswf ( 2) The best value safari experience in The South Luangwa, Zambia. Outstanding safari guides bring the park to life on walking safaris, day and night drives. The Jackalberry Treehouse, en- suite chalets and safari tents offer incredible value for money accommodation and our flexible á la carte restaurant caters for all. Flatdogs Campwww. fl atdogscamp. cominfo@ fl atdogscamp. comwww. siankaba. net siankaba@ zamnet. zm tel: + 260 211 260279 / 3 324490Seven river- facing secluded chalets, situated on two private islands in the Zambezi River, between the Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park. Unique. Extraordinary.
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