International Wildbird Photo Competition 2019

€ 6.000 € in prizes available!


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 13 to 22 April 2019

The competition is open until 2 December 2018 midnight to any individual photographer whether amateur or professional, whatever his nationality, excluding members of the association, employees and members of the Jury.

5 categories 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: 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 with unique theme : 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.
The Jury reserves the right to change the prize list depending on the quality of the works in competition, and assign additional «Special Distinctions» .


This online competition is open to everybody, amateur and professional photographers, of whatever nationality.

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 diffuse said photograph within the framework of the competition exhibition and the publication in a portfolio edited by our partner Nat Images. He/She also authorizes the use of his/her image(s) to promote the Photo Competition and/or the Festival on the web, in the press and in the publications produced by the Festival, for a maximum duration of 3 years. The images will always be accompanied by the name of the author.


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