BIRDS AS ART Photography Competition

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Except for images entered in the Captive category all photographs must depict free, wild, unrestrained, and undisturbed birds.


  • Bird Portraits (images that show the whole bird)
  • Tight Portraits and Body Parts (head shots, feather detail, and more)
  • Flight (dramatic images of birds in flight)
  • Small in the frame/Environmental (images of a bird or flocks of birds in their natural habitat)
  • Pleasing Blurs (pleasingly blurred images of a bird or a flock of birds; images in this category
  • must be created in-camera)
  • Action (Photographs of a bird or birds in action)
  • Behavior (Images that exhibit interesting avian behavior)
  • Hand of Man (the composition may include man-made elements)
  • Digital Creations (anything goes including the use of filters and effects as long as there is a bird
  • or birds in the image)
  • Youth (images submitted by young photographers born on or after March 31, 1994)
  • Captive including zoos (photographs of captive, zoo, pet, or rehab birds)

Grand Prizes:

  • B&H PHOTO VIDEO $500 Gift Certificate  
  • Choice of Lens Plate
  • Two 32 GB 450 X UDMA Compact Flash Cards
  • 24 x 36″ Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 
  • Airport International Bag V2
  • Choice of Canon/Nikon Lens Plate
  • Gitzo 3530 LS Carbon Fiber Tripod

You may enter up to ten images on a single registration fee and you may enter more than once. The winning entries will be announced and the prizes
awarded no later than May 31, 2012.

Judging criteria:

  • artistic and technical excellence
  • originality
  • mood
  • impact

Image requirements: JPEGs at 96dpi with a maximum width of 1400 pixels and a maximum height of 900 pixels. You will have to submit RAW files.


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