WOS photo competition now has more than 50 entries, but we’re looking for more – especially from young photographers!

Welcome to the WOS bird photography competition 2020/2021! This is the first time we’ve held a competition like this – it’s going well and we are looking for even more entries! We hope to make this an annual event. The details and rules are as follows:

Eligibility: You don’t have to be a member of WOS to enter, so it’s open to all. A year’s membership of WOS will be one of the prizes – or a free year if you’re already a member!

Categories: There are three categories: Adult (16 years old and above); Junior (16 years or younger on 1st January 2020); Humorous (open to all).

Number of entries: You can submit up to three entries in each category for which you are eligible.

Your photographs: Your pictures must include a bird (or birds) and must have been taken in Wales by you between 1st January 2020 and 27th February 2021.

How to enter: Each photo must be emailed to photocomp@birdsin.wales accompanied by a completed copy of the entry form which can be downloaded here.

Key dates: Entries must be received by 28th February 2021 to be included in the competition. The final results will be published during March 2021.

Judges and prizes: Three of our young photographers – Ben Porter, Toby Carter and Florence Gygax – will compile a shortlist from the entries received and the President of WOS, Iolo Williams, will make the final selection of winners. Prizes will include a year’s free membership of WOS, pin badges, outdoor gear and the winning photograph published in full colour on the cover of the next Birds in Wales – we’ll publish the final selection later.

Good luck and do send your entries in as soon as possible. The two photographs illustrating this post to encourage you were taken in 2020 by Toby Carter (Dotterel) and Ben Porter (Gannet). Don’t worry – as they’re judges, they’re not eligible to win!

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