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International Wildbird Photo Competition

 French version


The International Wildbird photo Competition is back for its 33rd year running.

Since 1991, the Somme Bay has celebrated birds at the Bird and Nature Festival, which takes place every year in April. The festival is a public event offering activities for the whole family over a period of nine days.

The photo competition it organizes have allowed it to obtain international recognition. Indeed, it is now one of the 10 most renowned photo competition dedicated to wildbird in Europe.

It is a celebration of avian beauty and diversity. Photos made by almost as many amateurs as professionals,  who express image by image, their personal vision of a wild, universal  but also fragile nature.

All award-winning images and a Jury’s selection will be shown during the event which will be held from 20 to 28 April 2024.

  • A Jury in charge of the whole selection process from A to Z for 100% of the photos submitted,
  • € 7.000 in prizes including a Grand Prix rewarded with €1.500,
  • 6 categories including
    1 dedicated to 15-17 years-old

Choose an entry to register (Closing December 4, 2023 ) :

REMINDER : The first essential element in bird photography  is a sincere respect for the birds and their environment.
In any conflict of interest, the well-being of the birds and their habitats must come before the ambitions of the photographer.

About the last edition :

Last September, 4,198 photos were submitted by 618 participants from all over the world.

The 2023 Jury was chaired by the couple of wildlife photographers, Stéphanie and David ALLEMAND, and composed of Kevin WIMEZ (naturalist photographer and animator at Eden 62), Cécile CARBONNIER (naturalist guide & nature editor) and Frédéric POLVET (Journalist for the magazine Natimages).

  • 11 Prizes awarded for a total amount of €7,000,
  • 160 photos exhibited at Le Crotoy during the Festival,
  • 2.2140 visitors visited the competition exhibition.

Prix Spécial du Jury

1er Prix "Jeune Talent"


©Carlos PEREZ NAVAL (Espagne)

1er Prix "L'oiseau et son comportement'

Mention Spéciale Cristaline