Summer 24 comp

The EBwS Summer 2024 Bird Photography Competition is now open for entries, the rules are as follows:

  • Photographs must be wild bird related and taken in Essex between 12th May and 11th August 2024.

  • Participants can submit a maximum of three photographs and the competition is open to all (you don't have to be a member to enter). Please note, we will accept the first three photos you send in.

  • Photographs must be submitted via email to: (if you reply to this email, your entry may not be received). Successfully received entries will be acknowledged with an autoreply message. The closing date for entries is Sunday 11th August at 8pm.

  • A panel of judges will select their favourite photos to be entered into the public vote to find a winner.* The winner will be announced during August's 'Birds of Essex' LIVE on YouTube. In the event of a tie, the judges decision will be final.

  • Entries may be published in our 'Essex Birding' journal, credit will be given to the photographer who retains copyright.**

  • Please remember, the bird's welfare is of utmost importance. Always keep your distance and never disturb birds or wildlife when taking photographs.

All entries will be considered and can be taken with a camera, phone or digi/phonescoped. The winner will receive a framed copy of their photograph along with a certificate. A short video featuring all entries will be shown during 'Birds of Essex' in August and will also be uploaded to the EBwS YouTube channel**.

We're looking forward to receiving your photos - good luck!


*EBwS reserve the right to use the winning photograph to advertise future competitions, subject to permission. Credit will be given to the photographer who retains copyright. 
**If you don't wish your photos to be considered for publication or featured in the video please let us know when you submit them.