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    Yellow-throated Miner.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

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    Black-tailed Godwit,Lesser Crested Tern,Silver Gull.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 36101)

    Sacred Kingfisher.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 34588)

    Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Gary King

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The 2020 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards competition opens for entries on 15th May.

For all details, and submission of entries, visit the BirdLIfe Australia Photography Awards website.

As previously announced to all financial members of Birdlife Photography, nominations for the 2020 Birdlife Photography Committee closed at 5 PM AEST on Friday 15th May 2020.  Details for the five nominations received can be found here.

The Agenda, President's Report and Treasurer's Report for the 2020 AGM are available for members to access, via the Resources - Libraries & Documents page, in the Member Information folder (you must be logged in to see documents in this folder).

This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images.  Some content on this site is restricted to BLP members; visitors may not be able to access all the items found.  The search options button on the All Photos page (on the Photo Gallery drop-down menu), and on individual gallery pages, provides more options for searching images only.

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Freckled Duck
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Freckled Duck (Image ID 40605)
Freckled Duck
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It’s that time of the year again, when the committee reviews the achievements of our members during the past year and announces our 2019 award winners.

On behalf of the BirdLife Photography committee it gives me great pleasure to firstly announce our most prestigious award, the BirdLife Photography Annual Award.

This award is at the discretion of the committee and is presented to a BLP member who has excelled in the following three criteria:

  • at least 24 high quality images submitted to the image galleries through the website during the calendar year,
  • participates in at least 50% of the Current Competitions organised during the calendar year,
  • actively contributes to at least one of a range of BirdLife Photography activities, events, project or resources that benefit our members (as determined by the Committee).

The 2019 BirdLife Photography Annual Award is presented to Con Boekel.

Con contributed 120 images (including several to the Science & Conservation gallery), entered all 4 competitions, and contributed to BLP as an image moderator and Mystery Reviewer; Con won the 2019 Tom Oliver Award with his photo essay “Bird photography for What?

The award consists of a quality sliced crystal cylinder with a frosted white-on-crystal BLP logo and laser inscription, in a velvet presentation case.

Photo Competition Awards

Awards are presented to members who have achieved the top three scores in each competition level. Points are accrued from member votes and Mystery Reviewer judging across the year, for all four competitions. For details, see the About Us - BLP Awards page.

Advanced Level Competition

   Gold medal  – awarded to Bill Harding
   Silver medal  – awarded to Tim Van Leeuwen
   Bronze medal – awarded to Doug Castle
   Bronze medal  – awarded to Stephen Garth

Intermediate Level Competition

   Gold medal  – awarded to Con Duyvestyn
   Silver medal  – awarded to Gary King
   Bronze medal – awarded to Linda Joseph

Entry Level Competition

   Gold medal  – awarded to Jennifer Carr
   Silver medal  – awarded to Mary Wheeler
   Bronze medal – awarded to Graham Gall

Graham Cam,
President, BirdLife Photography

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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.