BirdLife Photography members are encouraged to enter our Photo Competitions, which we run on a regular basis.  Each competition has a theme, which entries must address.  The themes are published in advance - see the menu at left for forthcoming themes - so that you can be forewarned when you are out with your camera!

Each competition has categories for photographers of different level - Advanced, Intermediate and Entry level.  Members entering competitions should be realistic about which level they choose to enter.

Entries are generally open for about 4 weeks; followed by member voting for about 3 weeks.  The results of members voting are announced as Winner, Highly Commended, and Commended in each competition category.

We also appoint a Mystery Reviewer, who will select his/her best five images from each level and provide a short critique of each one.  The Mystery Reviewer critiques of previous competitions are available in the Resources section of this website.

Entries from previous competitions are retained in a series of Previous Competition galleries; you can access these via the Photo Gallery - Select Gallery to View page.