Shark conservation charity Bite-Back are offering one lucky ticket holder the chance to win ‘Gold Rush’, a 7-ft mako shark sculpture with a golden fin.

The winner will become the proud owner of a stunning, life-sized mako shark sculpture worth more than £7,000 for just £5 per ticket. 

The artist and internationally acclaimed marine wildlife sculptor Scott Gleed has provided Gold Rush to support Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation. All proceeds will go to supporting the UK charity’s campaigns to make Britain shark fin-free.

About Gold Rush

The high impact artwork is an electric blue 7-ft mako shark sculpture with a 24-carat gold leaf dorsal fin. It has been created to raise awareness of the global and unsustainable marine ‘gold rush’ to hunt sharks for their valuable fins alone and to help fund Bite-Back’s campaigns to end the UK’s trade in shark products.

Crafted from fibreglass, the dramatic, one-off sculpture has been sealed in a weatherproof clear coat providing the winner with the option of displaying Gold Rush indoors and out. 

Artist Scott Gleed said:

I can’t think of a better way to announce yourself as a shark fan than a 7-ft shark in your garden, house or workplace. Sharks have been in my blood for decades and this is an opportunity for me to express my love of sharks and my anger at their exploitation in one piece of art. On top of that it’s a huge pleasure to support the hardest working shark charity in the UK. I hope this unique piece goes to a great home and raises thousands of pounds for Bite-Back’s campaigns.

Gold Rush - mako shark

Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said:

This is a breath-taking piece of art with an important story to tell. Fins are the most valuable part of a shark and, around the world, fishing fleets are in a race to hunt sharks and separate the fins from the body with no thought to the global catastrophe that could follow. We expect this artwork to help draw attention to the issue and contribute important funds for our campaigns to end the UK’s role in the shark fin trade.  We’re full of gratitude to Scott for his vision, generosity, and contribution to our vital work.

How to enter

Individual lottery tickets to win the sculpture are being sold exclusively through the Bite-Back website for £5 each. Tickets are on sale now until the winning ticket is picked by the artist himself after the 12 May 2023 deadline. 

Visit to learn more about Scott’s sculptures and the chance to commission your own marine masterpiece.

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