Competition Aims

Bird Photographer of the Year is a competition that celebrates the artistry of bird photography and promotes conservation by contributing directly to the British Trust for Ornithology to support their conservation research.

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Great Awards Have Great Judges

We have assembled an experienced and diverse panel of experts, headed by main judge Chris Packham and including Andy Clements (CEO of BTO), Alan Capel (Head of content at Alamy), Peter Antoniou (Swarovski UK Ltd) and others.

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Over £15,000 in Awards & Prizes

In addition to the main winning prize of £5,000 and portfolio winner's prize of £2,000, our sponsors Swarovski Optik, Alamy and Country Innovation are providing equipment, professional advice and clothing respectively to category winners and runners-up.

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Get Published & Recognised

The winning and shortlisted images, as selected by the judging panel, will be showcased in a lavish book and exhibited at a nationally-recognised venue, to be announced.

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