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Our 7 winning photographers will share in $6,500 in awards thanks to our sponsors — Leica, NT Tourism Birding Trails, the Lake Cowal Foundation and BirdLife Photography.

The winning images will be featured in the December 2018 Australian Birdlife magazine.

Of the 120 winning and shortlisted images showcased on the Australian Bird Photographer of the Year website, 36 images were chosen and featured in the Guardian Online website People’s Choice Awards, with Joy in the Morning picking up the most votes.

And, 12 winning images from those shortlisted will feature in the BirdLife Australia 2019 calendar and greeting card series. 

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Funds for Conservation

The 2018 Australian Bird Photographer of the Year Award featured a special theme — Black-Cockatoos — and we are proud to announce after the overwhelming success of this year’s award, we will be donating $2000 to ‘Kids helping Cockies’, a project established in 2012 with the aim of educating and engaging local schools in habitat propagation and restoration activities for the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo


“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

Ansell Adams

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Photo Credits

Enter, Rules and Quote banner by Georgina Steytler;
FAQs by Dean Ingwersen; About Us by Ian Wilson, Judges by Glenn Ehmke, Enter button by Andrew Silcocks & Categories by Graham Cam