2 December 2019 midnight (Paris time).





International Wildbird Photo Competition

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 April 11th to 19th, 2020.

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5 categories aiming at photographers over 18 and one special dedicated to young photographers aged 15 to 17 years-old :
Except for the category «15-17 years-old», the Jury reserve the right to change the category of an image if it seems more appropriate.

  • CATEGORY DEDICATED TO 15-17 YEARS-OLD (legal age as of Dec. 2nd, 2019 at midnight), and with a unique theme wildbird.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photography

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

A selection of the best photos will be presented at the Crotoy during the event, which will take place from 11 to 19 April 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)


This online competition is open to everybody, amateur and professional photographers, of whatever nationality. The Festival’s team and the jury members are not allowed to join in.

A specific category is dedicated to photographers aged 15 to 17 years.

This competition is an ethical contest : The participant guarantee that the images they submit have been shot in full compliance with laws related to the preservation of wildlife. They are expected to keep in mind the well-being of the birds and their environment, and to avoid injury or distress to the birds or destruction of their habitat. Pictures of domesticated, trained or captive bird, photos showing stressed or harassed bird, photographs taken at nest with macro lenses; birds of prey lured with live bait or nocturnal birds taken at night with a flash, are prohibited.

Opportunity Cost


Prizes can not be the object of a counterpart in cash nor of whatever nature and are not transferable.

  • A Grand Prix to the overall winner awarded with an amount of €1,500
  • A 1st Prize in each category awarded with an amount of €800
  • A 1st Prize for the category «15-17 years-old» awarded with material endowments
  • A Public Prize awarded to the picture which has totalized the more votes from the visitors of the exhibition, endowed by the Festival’s partners.

Each winner will be invited to the Award Ceremony.

It will be offered for 2 persons:

  • 1 night hotel with breakfasts.
  • a first-class return train ticket Paris-Abbeville-Paris (SNCF 1st class) or the equivalent in cash.*
  • a meal with nominated entrants (directors, producers and photographers).
  • (* Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the Festival on this basis by bank transfer).
  • Prizes will be awarded to winners within a maximum of 8 months by bank transfer .
  •  Free for 15-17 years-old category.

How to Apply

First Step: Choose your category and go to this link to register.

Second Step: After creating your account, submit your participation and register your payment. You will receive a confirmation after.

Third Step: Participants send their files at their own expense and risk through the site. The uploaded photos will be visible from their account and a confirmation will be sent to the email address provided (remember to check your spam box!)

When entering, the participant must provide the following information:

  • Last name and first name
  • Address*
  • Phone and mobile phone numbers*
  • A valid e-mail address *
  • A password
  • Place and date of the shooting
  • Name of the species
  • Technical information (type of camera, zoom, speed …)**
  • The mention «I have read the contest rules and I accept the conditions of participation»

* These personal data are only used to contact the participant, and will not be transferred to any other third party.


  • JPEG format
  • free of margin, frame or signature
  • 3:2 ratio
  • 3,500 pixels on its longest side (the shortest side should be of about 2,333 pixels)

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hager Darwish/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Morsy / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team