Prizes

Main Prize - The photographer of the winning image will win a cash prize of £5,000 and the title ‘Bird Photographer of the Year’. The winner will also receive a personal portfolio review by the Director of Photography at Alamy, have their work and personal interview featured on the Alamy website, social media and blog, plus a special seller's account with a personal account manager and receive 100% of sales revenue for 2 years. As a Category winner, the overall winner will also receive a pair of Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars.

Portfolio Prize – The winner of the best portfolio will receive a cash prize of £2,000. The winner will also receive a personal portfolio review by the Director of Photography at Alamy and a special seller's account receiving 100% of any sales revenue for 12 months.

Category Prizes – The photographer of the winning image in each category (with the exception of Best Digiscoped Image) will receive a pair of Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars with a retail value of approximately £800. Winners will also receive a personal portfolio review by the Director of Photography at Alamy and a special seller's account receiving 100% of any sales revenue for 12 months. The winner of the Best Digiscoped Image will receive a Swarovski Optik ATS 65 telescope and TLS APO DLSR adapter. Digital Photographer Magazine are offering a year's printed subscription to the magazine for the winner of the Creative Imagery Category.

Those judged second in each of the categories will receive a runners-up prize of a Raptor Waistcoat with a retail value of £125 supplied by outdoor clothing and equipment specialists Country Innovation.

The Cameron Bespolka Young Bird Photographer of the Year – The photographer of the winning image will receive £350 and a pair of Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars, in addition to a day out birding with BTO staff member Paul Stancliffe, and the title of ‘Young Bird Photographer of the Year’. The runner-up will receive £200. 3rd place will receive £100.

Prizes will be announced and awarded at an awards ceremony to take place at the Rutland Birdfair 2016. Details to be confirmed.

**Please note the the camera and the tripod shown in the telescope image below are not included in the prize.