International Wildbird Photo Competition

Deadline: 2 December 2018
Open to: photographers over 18, young photographers aged 15 to 17 years-old
Benefits: cash awards


Every year, as part of the Bird and Nature Festival, an international photo competition dedicated to wild bird 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.


This online competition is open to everybody, amateur and professional photographers, of whatever nationality. The Festival’s team and the jury members are not allowed to join in.

A specific category is dedicated to photographers aged 15 to 17 years.

This competition is an ethical contest: Any participant guarantees that the images they submit have been shot in full compliance with laws related to the preservation of wildlife. They are expected to keep in mind the well-being of the birds and their environment and to avoid injury or distress to the birds or destruction of their habitat.
Pictures of domesticated, trained or captive bird, photographs showing stressed or harassed bird, photographs were taken at nest with macro lenses; birds of prey lured with live bait or nocturnal birds taken at night with a flash, are prohibited.


  • A Grand Prix to the overall winner awarded with an amount of EUR 1,500;
  • A 1st Prize in each category awarded with an amount of EUR 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.

How to apply?

The application process is described here.

For more information about the competition please visit the official web page.