Bird Photographer of the Year is the leading bird photography competition. We celebrate the world’s best bird photography, whilst supporting conservation efforts through imagery and financial support.
The Overall Winner of the competition takes home a £5,000 cash prize, alongside the coveted title of Bird Photographer of the Year.
Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photographic competition: it is a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute to the flexibility and quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems. Some fantastic prizes are on offer including our top prize of £5,000, plus a host of other prizes including camera equipment from Olympus, binoculars from Swarovski Optik and much more.
Never before has there been a competition of this scale dedicated purely to the growing interest in, and passion for, photographing one of the most interesting and engaging areas of natural history. The advent of digital technology has revolutionised photography in recent years and some fantastic images, of a quality that wouldn’t have been possible in the days of film, now proliferate on the internet for millions to see.
Bird Photographer of the Year is a competition that will appeal to a wide range of people. Whether you are a hardened pro, a keen amateur with the latest kit, or simply a hobbyist with a cameraphone or small compact camera, there is an opportunity for you to have your pictures critiqued by leading experts, win prizes, appear in a stunning coffee table book and perhaps be on display in the travelling BPOTY exhibition. And who knows, you could be our next ‘Bird Photographer of the Year’ and win £5,000.
The competition is open to residents of any territory and to entrants of all ages. There are eight categories to enter and additional special awards, offering plenty of chances to win. The competition is open to people who wish to submit anything from a single image to an extensive portfolio.
• The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of £5,000.
• The winner of the Best Portfolio will receive a Olympus E-M1X, 300mm f/4 lens, and a 2x converter (worth £4,000).
• The winner of the Video award will win a RED Komodo cinema camera from RED Digital (worth £6,000).
• The winner of the Conservation award will be awarded a £500 cash prize.
• There will also be prizes for Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards within each category.
Gold award – Swarovski CL Companion 8×30 binoculars
Silver award – Tilopa bag with the Essentials Pack upgrade from F-stop Gear
1 image – £6
5 images – £15
10 images – £25