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Audubon Photography Awards
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
- Marlene Pantin, partnerships manager, plants for birds, National Audubon Society
- 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.
Find out more about our cash prizes up to $5,000, and a special immersive trip for the Youth division.
Your work will be evaluated by a panel of bird photographers, videographers and experts.
Everything you need to know about our rules and submission requirements.
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