2 December 2018.





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 13 to 22 April 2019.

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5 categories reserved for photographers over 18:

• Bird portrait: The subject can be photographed in close-up or whole, but the photo must transmit an emotion through the pose, look, expression… The topic should occupy most of the image.

• Bird in its environment: The photographs submitted in this category must describe the close relationship between the bird and its natural environment, include it in its familiar landscape, which is the most important part of the picture.

• Bird in action: The jury will appreciate dynamism and energy of the photo.

• Artistic vision of bird : The creativity of the photographer, in shooting or post processing, must transform the mundane into a contemplative and artistic interpretation and offer a new perspective on the bird.

• Bunch of birds : Large swarm of birds in flight or on the ground.

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 13 to 22 April 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Terms of entry

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 : Any participant guarantees 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, photographs 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 Award


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 «Young Photographers» rewarded by 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.

The Jury reserves the right to change the prize list depending on the quality of the works in competition, and assign additional «Special Distinctions» .

Registration fees: €2/ photo – Payment will be made online with a debit or credit card or via Paypal. (This is a competition and not a commercial lottery, the participation fee will not be refunded).

Each winner will be invited to the Award Ceremony on Saturday 20 April 2019 at the Municipal Theater of Abbeville.

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 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 .

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.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Manar Ali/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mayar Abdalla/ The Netherlands 
and “Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team