Lost Fishes Art Challenge competition shortlist

The first round of judging is complete. We have narrowed down the entries for each of the ten species categories, the Youth and the Portfolio categories, and our judges are making their final decisions for who will become Shoal’s ‘oh-fish-al’ illustrators of the Top 10 Most Wanted Lost Fishes!

Join Jeremy Wade, Dr Eleanor Adamson, and Ivan Mikolji for a live panel discussion, where they will discuss which entries really captured their attention , and announce each of the winners of the inaugural Lost Fishes Art Challenge.

Tune into our Twitter account on Wednesday 27th October, 1pm BST to find out which entries came out on top. Many of the categories were closely contested, so there’s bound to be plenty of lively debate!

The judges:

Jeremy Wade

Jeremy Wade: Jeremy is a world-renowned angler, writer, and television presenter whose television series River Monsters, Mighty Rivers, Jungle Hooks, and Dark Waters have made him a household name among passionate anglers in the UK and USA. USA Today have described him as: “One of the more thoughtful and interesting people on TV”.

Dr Eleanor Adamson

Dr Eleanor Adamson:  Eleanor is the fisheries programme manager at The Fishmongers’ Company. Eleanor is a molecular ecologist by training, and advises The Fishmongers’ Company on a range of science related fisheries and conservation programmes. She remains a Research Associate at London’s Natural History Museum, and is one of Shoal’s advisors.

Ivan Mikolji

Ivan Mikolji: Ivan is an explorer, researcher, audio-visual artist and author who tirelessly documents the magnificent diversity and wonder of South America’s freshwaters. He seamlessly fuses nature, science and art to uncover the world of wonder in freshwaters, and communicate the threats these fragile ecosystems face.

The shortlisted entries

Annamite barb

Chrysteena Garcia

Diyarbakir (Batman River) loach

Batman River loach - Chrysteena Garcia

Duck-billed buntingi

Fat catfish