For the 25th consecutive year, the Festival of the Bird and Nature (le Festival de l’Oiseau et de la Nature) invites amateur and professional photographers, young and old, to participate in the event.
This competition aims to present worldwide, out of the ordinary wildbird pictures, to raise visitors’ awareness of the necessity of preserving habitats.
Amateur and professional photographers, aged 18 or over, of whatever nationality. Categories:
a) Bird in landscape: Pleasing shots of birds within the beauty of environnement. The landscape is the most important part of the picture.
b) Bird portrait: Portraits should capture the unique character or spirit of the bird, give an emotion and convey a sense of intimacy and immediacy.
c) «Mrs. and Mr»: The photo might focus on the differences between male and female, or just illustrate everyday life of the pair.
d) Funny bird:The picture must show a bird in a funny situation, an acrobatic position, or with a bizarre morpho-logy or behaviour.
e) Artistic vision of bird: Plays of light, speed, graphics, colors are the essentials of this picture as opposed to an «ornithological» photo.
Registration fees : 2 € / photo (max 10 pictures)
8-year-old to 11-year old
12-year-old to 15-year-old
16-year-old to 18-year-old
A unique theme : Wildbird and no registration fees.
A Grand Prix to the overall winner awarded with a sum of € 1 500
A First Prizein each category awarded with a sum of € 800
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
Entry deadline: 1 December 2014
The winners will be notified by e-mail after January, 16
Image requirements: JPEG format and 3:2 ratio; 3 500 pixels on its longest side exactly, the shortest side should be of about 2 333 pixels. The picture will be free of margin, frame or signature and shall be faithful to the original file without any addition or withdrawal of elements irrelevant to the main subject, without alteration of the blurry, or optical effects or any other use of technique aiming to deeply alter the original file.
Online submission of digital photographs via the website. Good luck!