Amateur enthusiasts will have the chance to compete with professional photographers at Fascinating Bird Photography Competition 2019. The Ornithological Institute’s 2019 photo competition is open to European residents. Photos of birds in captivity (pets, farm animals, zoo animals) are not permitted.
We at the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach hope to inspire public interest in birds and raise awareness for their protection. Widespread understanding and appreciation of our native birdlife are key factors to the success of our efforts. The more people care about birds and enjoy watching them, the better our chances of implementing effective conservation measures for threatened species.
Stunning photographs perfectly convey the fascination that birds evoke in us: images that display the striking colours of a bird’s plumage, introduce us to a wide range of behaviours, showcase the many shapes and sizes of birds from the Swan to the tiny Firecrest, and allow us to witness their aerobatic feats.
The goal of the Fascinating Bird Photography Competition 2019 is to showcase the beauty and fascination of our native birdlife and encourage involvement in nature and bird conservation by means of unique images.
•Category 1 «General»
•Category 2 «Emotion»
•Category 3 «Action»
•Category 4 «Youth»
Photographers aged 18 or under on 31 May 2019 can choose whether they wish to enter in the «Youth» category or the three main categories.
Prizes (organizer reserve the right to substitute models and prizes):
•Overall Winner – Canon EOS 5D MIV worth CHF 3618 and Online voucher for CEWE photo products worth CHF 100.
•Category «General» – Prize Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM worth CHF 2458 and Online voucher for CEWE photo products worth CHF 100.
•Category «Emotion» – Prize Canon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM worth CHF 2088 and Online voucher for CEWE photo products worth CHF 100.
•Category «Action» – Prize Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM worth CHF 2378 and Online voucher for CEWE photo products worth CHF 100.
•Category «Youth» – Prize Canon EOS 77D EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM worth CHF 1109 and Online voucher for CEWE photo products worth CHF 100.
Entry deadline: 31st May 2019
Notification of the winners – September 2019
Photos of birds in captivity (pets, farm animals, zoo animals) are not permitted. Participants can submit in each category a maximum of 10 photos
Image requirements: at least 1400 pixels on the longest side. The chosen section of the original file must be at least 4000 pixels on the longest side, or 3000 pixels for square images. JPEG format, saved at the highest quality setting and Adobe RGB or sRGB colour space.
Please read all Rules
Online submission of digital photographs via the website: https://photo.vogelwarte.ch/en/register/