Audubon Photography Awards

Anna’s Hummingbird. Photo: Bibek Ghosh/Audubon Photography Awards

You’re crazy about birds and photography. Now combine your twin passions by entering your best bird photos in the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards. 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 will be published in future issues of Audubon and Nature’s Best Photography magazines and will travel across the country in a special Audubon Photography Awards exhibit.

(The entry period is now closed.)

Entry Period: 

January 13, 2020–April 6, 2020 at 12 p.m. (noon) Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 

Judges include:

  • Sabine Meyer, photography director, National Audubon Society
  • Steve Freligh, publisher, Nature’s Best Photography 
  • Melissa Groo, wildlife photographer and winner of the 2015 contest’s Grand Prize
  • Allen Murabayashi, chairman and co-founder, PhotoShelter
  • John Rowden, senior director of bird-friendly communities, National Audubon Society 
  • Jason Ward, bird expert and host of "Birds of North America"

Win: Cash prizes up to $5,000

Special Youth prize: Six days at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine during the 2021 season (transportation included) 

No purchase necessary. Contest begins 1/13/20 and ends 4/6/20. 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 1/13/20. Void where prohibited.

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