2024 Audubon Photography Awards Open for Entries with New Birds in Landscapes Prize

The North American photography and video contest is accepting entries until February 28, 2024.

NEW YORK (January 10, 2024) – Audubon invites photographers and videographers to enter the 2024 Audubon Photography Awards, now open from January 10, 2024, until February 28, 2024, at 12 p.m. (noon) ET. Judges will award nine prizes, including the new Birds in Landscapes Prize, which will go to the top image depicting the relationship between birds and the places they need.  

The contest’s new Birds in Landscapes Prize aims to highlight how birds connect with their broader surroundings. Birds do not need to be close up for the photograph to be successful. The setting can be wild, urban, or suburban, and the relationship can be symbiotic or can reflect a specific challenge birds face. Other prizes include the Grand Prize, Professional Prize, Amateur Prize, Youth Prize, Plants for Birds Prize, Fisher Prize, Female Bird Prize, and Video Prize. 

Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the Summer 2024 issue of Audubon magazine. Select photos and videos will also be featured in digital galleries promoted on Audubon's website and social channels throughout the year. For inspiration, check out the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards winners

Prizes include: 
Grand Prize: $5,000 USD 
Professional Prize: $2,500 USD 
Amateur Prize: $2,500 USD 
Plants for Birds Prize: $2,500 USD 
Video Prize: $2,500 USD 
Female Bird Prize: $1,000 USD 
Birds in Landscapes Prize: $1,000 USD 
Fisher Prize: $1,000 USD 
Youth Prize: Six days at Audubon’s Hog Island Audubon Camp for Teens during the 2025 season 

The judging panel for the 2024 contest includes: 

  • Sabine Meyer, photography director, National Audubon Society 
  • Lucas Bustamante, environmental photojournalist and biologist 
  • Preeti Desai, senior director of social media & storytelling, National Audubon Society 
  • Daniel Dietrich, wildlife photographer, filmmaker, and cinematographer 
  • Morgan Heim, conservation photographer, filmmaker and adventurer 
  • Noppadol Paothong, nature/conservation photographer 
  • Marlene Pantin, Plants for Birds partnerships manager, National Audubon Society 
  • Mike Fernandez, video producer, National Audubon Society 
  • Rina Miele, wildlife photographer and videographer 
  • Mick Thompson, wildlife photographer and videographer 
  • Alyssa Bueno, wildlife photographer, Feminist Bird Club 
  • Founders of the Galbatross Project: Brooke Bateman, Stephanie Beilke, Martha Harbison, Joanna Wu 

Additional Details & Rules
The contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 13 years of age or older as of the date of the submission. Audubon encourages ethical bird photography and videography. Photos and videos that do not adhere to Audubon’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography and Videography will be disqualified. 

Entry fees are $15 per image or video. No payment is required for submissions to the Youth division or to the Plants for Birds or Video divisions for entrants who are 13 to 17 years of age. 

Visit the website for official contest rules and frequently asked questions.  


About Audubon  
The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters. North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community. Learn more at www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety. 

Media Contact: Megan Moriarty, megan.moriarty@audubon.org