International Wildbird Photo Competition

Status: Closed to entry Opening date: 03 September 2018 Closing date: 02 December 2018 Winners chosen by: Judging panel
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International Wildbird Photo Competition

Competition summary:

Every year, as part of the french Bird and Nature Festival, an international photo competition dedicated to wildbirds is organized.

The 2019 competition opens on 3rd September and closes on December 2nd, 2018.

6 categories and more than €6.000 of Prizes! Winners and a selection of the best photos will be presented during the event, which will take place from 13 to 22 April 2019.

Category details:

5 categories are reserved for photographers over 18:

Bird portrait: The subject can be photographed in close-up or whole, but the photo must transmit an emotion through the pose, look, expression… The topic should occupy most of the image.

Bird in its environment: The photographs submitted in this category must describe the close relationship between the bird and its natural environment, include it in its familiar landscape, which is the most important part of the picture.

Bird in action: The jury will appreciate dynamism and energy of the photo.

Artistic vision of bird: The creativity of the photographer, in shooting or post processing, must transform the mundane into a contemplative and artistic interpretation and offer a new perspective on the bird.

Bunch of birds: Large swarm of birds in flight or on the ground.

1 special category dedicated to young photographers aged 15 to 17 years-old (legal age as of Dec. 2nd, 2018 at midnight), and has for unique theme wildbird.

Entry requirements:

The competition is open to everyone aged 15 or over, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world.

You must register and submit your pictures online on the Festival website at this address:

Files shall be submitted in:
JPEG format, free of margin, frame or signature, in 3:2 ratio with exactly 3,500 pixels on its longest side (the shortest side should be of about 2,333 pixels)

Entry fee:

Regarding the categories reserved to photographers over 18:
Each participant may submit a maximum of 10 photographs, either in the same or several categories (the mini-series category counting as a single photograph).
Registration fees: €2 / photo – Payment will be made online with a debit or credit card or via Paypal. (This is a competition and not a commercial lottery, the participation fee will not be refunded).

Regarding the category for photographers aged 15 to 17 years:
Each participant must have the permission of a parent or guardian to enter. They may submit up to 5 photos. No registration fees for this category.

Prize details:

A Grand Prix to the overall winner awarded with an amount of €1,500

A 1st Prize in each category awarded with an amount of €800

A 1st Prize for the category "Young Photographers" awarded with material endowments.

A Public Prize awarded to the picture which has totalized the more votes from the visitors of the exhibition, endowed by the Festival’s partners.

Each winner will be invited to the Award Ceremony on Saturday 20 April 2019 at the Municipal Theater of Abbeville.

Terms and Conditions

Please visit the contest website for full Terms and Conditions :

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