2018 International Wildbird Photo Competition

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


Every year, as part of the Bird and Nature Festival, an international photo competition dedicated to wildbird is organized. A selection of the best photos will be presented at the Crotoy during the event, which will take place from 21 to 29 April 2018.

5 categories are dedicated to photographers aged over 18

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 (examples: diving circle at the foot of a waterfall, tree-cutting peak, mimicry of the camouflaged nightjar in dead leaves…)

Fashion design
This category must present the bird as a work of art of Nature: posture or attitude emphasizing the grace and elegance of the subject, putting forward aesthetic or morphological details (it can range from a tight plan part of the body to a macro picture of the feathers). The aesthetics of the image and the creativity of the photographer will be the essential criteria of the Jury.

Water games
Photographers must submit photos of birds seized during aquatic activities (immersion, swimming, fishing, bathing, watering, etc …), or play with this element to highlight there subject.

Bird in danger
Photos submitted in this category should illustrate a species on the IUCN Global Red List, regardless of its degree of threat.

The 3 images in this category should have an explicit thread and tell a story. A unit of subject, species, attitude, season, color or place is required.

1 specific category is dedicated to photographers aged 15 to 17 years old (legal age as of November 30th 2017 at midnight), with only one subject: Wildbird.


Prizes can not be the object of a counterpart in cash nor of whatever nature and are not transferable.

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» rewarded by 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.

Every competitor can only be awarded for a single photograph except for the Public Prize and any Special Mentions awarded by the Jury.


The competition is open until 30 November 2017 midnight to any individual photographer whether amateur or professional, whatever his nationality, excluding members of the association, employees and members of the Jury.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By entering, the photographer declares being the sole author of the submitted image and fully agrees to the competition rules.

The author of a selected or a winning photograph grants to the Bird and Nature Festival, the right to reproduce and publish his/her images to promote the Photo Competition and/or the Festival.
This includes:

production and distribution of a video clip on the Photo Competition,
publication of the results on the internet and in the press,
publication in a portfolio edited by our partner Nat’Images,
promotion of the competition and the current edition of the Festival,
reproduction for exhibiting during the Festival.

The Festival will not transfer the exploitation rights to any other third party and will not make any other use of the work without prior agreement of the author.


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