International Wildbird Photo Competition


Competition is closed. See you in 2019 September

International Wildbird Photo Competition


Competition is closed. See you in 2019 September

Prizes Rules

The 2019 International Wilbird Photo Competition is now closed!


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

The competition was open until 2 december 2018 midnight to any individual photographer whether amateur or professional, whatever his nationality, excluding members of the association, employees and members of the Jury.


5 895 photos received

 937 participants


Photos received by category:

1 523 photos in category “Bird portrait”
1 541 photos in category “Bird in its environment”
1 345 photos in the category “Bird in action”
797 photos in the “Artistic Vision of bird” category
515 photos in the “Bunch of birds” category
172 photos in the category dedicated to 15-17 year olds

51 nationalities represented:

South Africa (1), Germany (14), Argentina (1), Australia (4), Austria (2), Bangladesh (2) Belgium (54), Bhutan (1), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (2) , Canada (18), China (3), Croatia (1), Denmark (2), United Arab Emirates (2), Spain (33), United States (25), Finland (10), France (546), Georgia (1), Greece (3), Hungary (10), India (11), Indonesia (1), Iran (10), Israel (3), Italy (41), Kuwait (2), Luxembourg (3), Malta (1), Morocco (1), Norway (6), Oman (1), Pakistan (2), Netherlands (9), Peru (2), Poland (19), Portugal (2), Czech Republic (1) 15), Romania (2), United Kingdom (23), Russia (6), Singapore (4), Sri Lanka (1), Sweden (3), Switzerland (28), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Turkey ( 2), Vietnam (1).


The Jury chaired by the photographer Jonathan LHOIR, assisted by Florence DABENOC (veterinarian and nature photographer), Georges DEPARIS (nature photographer), Pierre AGHETTI (naturalist and nature photographer) and Frédéric POLVET (Nat’Images journalist), will meet Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2019 in Abbeville.

Its mission will be to elect the winners of this edition and to select the photographs that will be exhibited at the Crotoy from April 13 to 22, 2019 during the Festival.

Grand Prix
1er Prix Catégorie “Haute Couture”
1er Prix Catégorie “Mini-Série”
1er Prix Catégorie”L’oiseau dans son environnement”
1er Prix Catégorie “L’oiseau menacé”
1er Prix Catégorie “Jeux d’eau”
1er Prix Catégorie “15-17 ans”
Coup de coeur Cristaline
Prix du Public 2018