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Entries open Friday May 15th - Monday August 3rd


Dear ,

Just when you thought there was nothing left to do in isolation, get ready because the BirdLife Australia Photography Awards is back for 2020!

This year, we’re changing up the categories, although most of the old favourites are returning, we have two new categories:

  • Backyard Birds
  • Birds in Flight

accompanying the old favourites: 

  • Bird Portrait
  • Bird Behaviour 
  • Landscapes and Habitat
  • Human Impact
  • Special Theme: Australian Wrens
  • Youth

We are proud to announce that Nikon Australia and Lake Cowal Foundation are sponsoring the 2020 awards, each category winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, with a whopping $5,000 cash going to the portfolio winner courtesy of principal sponsor, Nikon Australia.

The awards will open on May 15th and run through until August 3rd, for updates and more information, check out the awards website here

The judge line up for 2020 welcomes both new and returning judges alike with a top international line up including:

Ian Wilson (BirdLife Photography, AUS)
Sabine Meyer (Audubon, USA)
Moose Peterson (USA)
Ofer Levy (AUS)
Andy Rouse (UK)
David Stowe (AUS)
Jess Findlay (CAN)

REMINDER: when photographing wildlife, please ensure that you follow the BirdLife Photography ethics standards found here.

Happy photographing and stay safe,

Kate Trewin,
Volunteer and Network Development Coordinator

Photo Banner: 2019 Youth Winner - Superb Fairy Wren © Martin Longford

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