Audubon Photography Awards

You’re wild about birds and your camera.

Now combine your passions by entering the 2024 Audubon Photography Awards. This year a new Birds in Landscapes prize creates an additional opportunity for your images to shine! You could win a cash prize or, if you’re our Youth winner, a special trip that will help you become an even better birder or bird photographer. Winning photos and videos will be published in future issues of Audubon magazine and on

Entry Period (The contest is now closed) 

The contest's entry period runs from January 10, 2024 to February 28, 2024. The deadline for entries on February 28 is 12 p.m. (noon) EST; 11 a.m. CST; 10 a.m. MST; and 9 a.m. PST.


Amateur, Professional, Youth, Grand, Plants for Birds, Fisher, and Birds in Landscapes Prizes:

  • 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
  • John Rowden, conservation consultant and native plants expert 

Video Prize:

  • Mike Fernandez, video producer, National Audubon Society
  • Rina Miele, wildlife photographer and videographer
  • Mick Thompson, wildlife photographer and videographer

Female Bird Prize:

  • Alyssa Bueno, wildlife photographer, Feminist Bird Club
  • Founders of the Galbatross Project: Brooke Bateman, Stephanie Beilke, Martha Harbison, Joanna Wu


  • Cash prizes up to $5,000!
  • Special Youth prize: Six days at winner’s choice of one (1) Hog Island Audubon Camp for Teens during the 2024 season. If winner will be age 18 at the time of the camp, they may choose the Costa Rica Teen Camp or another Hog Island Audubon Camp session for which they are eligible.

No purchase necessary. Contest begins 1/10/24 and ends 2/28/24. Must be at least 13 years of age and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or Canada (excluding Quebec) to enter. Entrants under the age of majority must get permission from their parent or legal guardian to enter. Subject to Official Rules, which will be posted 1/10/24. Void where prohibited.

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