Bird Portrait Photo Contest 2021

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Bird Portrait Photo Contest 2021

Photographing wild birds is a challenging endeavor. It has even more challenges than other types of wildlife photography since the birds might fly away as soon as you set up the perfect image, and they’re frequently covered by branches, twigs, and vegetation or silhouetted against a brilliant sky.

But the struggle is half of the joy, and when you get that one magical shot out of 400, it all pays off. If you have captured stunning photographs of wild birds, here is an intriguing contest for you. BirdWatching is pleased to announce the thrilling 2021 bird portrait contest. To enter into this intriguing contest, all you have to do is submit the show-stopper picture you have taken of a wild bird.

for 2021 Bird Portrait Contest! They can be head-and-shoulder close-ups that fill the frame, full-body pictures with every feather tack-sharp, or photos that, through their composition, situate birds in their environments. Only photos of wild birds will be considered,

Make sure you do not submit photographs of caged birds. Each image must be provided in JPG format and must be no more than 4 MB in size. Also, ensure that your photo is in the sRGB color space; otherwise, your image may appear discolored. The winning photographs will be part of a special multi-page spread in a future issue of BirdWatching magazine. The winners will be notified of the exact month and year of the publication.

BirdWatching is North America’s foremost publication about wild birds and birdwatching, will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2021.

They feature some of the most well-known personalities in birding as columnists and contributors. Their in-depth essays, bird-ID insights, hotspot reports, and high-quality photos inspire and teach an audience of over 250,000 keen birders who want to learn more about birds.

Brief Description

The brief information is available in the table given below:

OrganizationBirdWatching Magazine
Educational LevelAll
Amount$250 -1000
Access mode                  Online
Number of Awards       Multiple
Application DeadlineOctober 12, 2021
Application fees$25- 35

Who is Eligible?

Individuals over the age of 18 and residents of the United States and Canada, except Quebec, are eligible to enter the contest. Employees of Madavor Media, LLC (“Sponsors”), and their respective parents, affiliated groups, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as their immediate relatives and those living under the same roof of each, whether or not related, are not qualified to enroll or win.

How to Apply?

On the birdwatching website, click submit your pictures. To enter, you must be logged in to your BirdWatching account. If you don’t already have an account, click here to create one for free. Each photo must be provided in.JPG format and cannot be more than 4 MB in size. And during Contest Period, entry costs are $25 for one submission and $35 for two submissions. During the Extension Period, entry costs may increase.


In addition to numerous prizes, the first-place winner will get $1000, the second-place winner will receive $500, and the third-place winner will receive $250. The winning pictures will be included in a special multi-page spread in a future edition of BirdWatching magazine.

Application Deadline

The entry deadline for the contest is October 12, 2021.

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