Bird Photographer of the Year 2022


Published: Thursday, 7 October 2021

20 December 2021

Who may enter 
The competition is open to anyone.

The competition is organized by Bird Photographer of the Year Limited, a company based in Bristol, England.

Bird Photographer of the Year is the leading bird photography competition. We celebrate the world’s best bird photography, whilst supporting conservation efforts through imagery and financial support.

The Overall Winner of the competition will take home a £5,000 cash prize, alongside the coveted title of Bird Photographer of the Year.

There are the following categories:

· Best Portrait
· Birds in the Environment
· Attention to Detail
· Bird Behaviour
· Birds in Flight
· Black and White
· Urban Birds
· Creative Imagery
· Conservation Award
· Portfolio Award
· Video Award
· Young Bird Photographer of the Year

Grand Prize winners

Photo by by Alejandro Prieto – Grand Prize 2021

Photo by Majed Alza’abi – Grand Prize 2020

Photo by Caron Steele - Grand Prize 2019

Photo by Pedro Jarque Krebs – Grand Prize 2018

Entry fees
1 image - £6 
5 images - £15 
10 images - £25

• The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of £5,000.

• The winner of the Best Portfolio will receive a Olympus E-M1X, 300mm f/4 lens, and a 2x converter (worth £4,000).


• The winner of the Video award will win a RED Komodo cinema camera from RED Digital (worth £6,000).

• The winner of the Conservation award will be awarded a £500 cash prize.

• There will also be prizes for Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards within each category.

Gold award – Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars

Silver award –  Tilopa bag with the Essentials Pack upgrade from F-stop Gear

Bronze award – Zenfolio website subscription

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.