2024 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards open now

Friday, 24 May 2024

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Calling all bird photographers!

The BirdLife Australia Photography Awards are back in 2024 – and entries are open now!

For more information and to enter the competition, visit the BirdLife Australia Photography Awards website. 

You have until August 5 to enter, but if you enter before July 5 you’ll be eligible for an early bird discount.

In the centre of the frame, two red, blue and white Crimson Rosellas are squabbling while perched on a dead branch against a dark green and blue blurred background.
Stars and Stripes by Jason Moore, shortlisted in the 2022 Birds in Flight category. Crimson Rosellas are an eligible species in this year’s Special Theme category.

This year, we’re back with another special theme: Land of the Parrots! This category is a celebration of Australia’s charismatic and colourful lorikeet and parrot species. Photos entered into this category must contain one or more parrot or lorikeet (but not cockatoo!) species, and you can find a full list of eligible species here.

Stay tuned – more announcements will be coming soon!

Remember – the welfare of birds always comes first, and no winning shot should see birds losing out. All entries must adhere to BirdLife Photography’s Code of Ethics.

Good luck, and happy snapping!

Need some inspiration? Check out the winning and shortlisted entries from last year’s BirdLife Australia Photography Awards here. 

A much larger Spotted Harrier (left) fighting a Brown Falcon (right) in the air. Both birds have locked talons and beaks open as they fight over their prey.
Where there is smoke there is fire by Martin Anderson, winner of the 2023 Portfolio Prize

The Photography Awards are a collaboration between BirdLife Australia and BirdLife Photography. One of BirdLife Australia’s special interest groups, BirdLife Photography welcomes all bird lovers with a passion for photography and aims to inspire and support photographers of Australian birds.