Photo: Abby Kutschinski

Entries are now open for the 2019 Florida Birding and Photo Fest in St. Augustine, Florida. Entries close on the 29th March 2019

The competition takes place in April every year.  The Cooper, Dahlstrom and Schnyder families have so kindly sponsored a Young Birders Photography category in Cameron’s memory. 


  • 1st prize is a plaque that will hang in the GTM Research Reserve Educational Center and a cheque for $250 plus a SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | C lens in Canon or Nikon mount
  • 2nd prize is a plaque and a cheque for $250
  • 3rd prize is a plaque and a cheque for $100

Who can enter?
Anyone 18 or under may enter, with a parent’s or guardian’s permission.

What kind of photos can be entered?
Submit your best original bird, wildlife or nature photographs. Images must be taken in Florida by the person submitting within the last year prior to this contest (April 18, 2018 – March 29, 2019). Submissions should not have been previously published nor have been any level of winner in a previous photo contest. Images shared on social media are okay.

How are photos entered?
Select your original nature photograph and size it properly – at least 3000 pixels or 10”@300 dpi tall or wide, in jpg, rgb or srb format. We accept black and white and color images. The filename for each image must include the photographer’s name. Do not send printed images. Do not embed frames, embellishments, watermarks or your name to the images, they will be disqualified.

How much does it cost?
There is a $10 entry fee for the first two (2) entries. Each additional entry costs $5. No more than 5 images may be submitted.

Where will the winning photos be displayed?
Photographs will be displayed in the exhibitor hall at Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest from April 24-27, 2019 via a continuous digital slideshow format. The winner will be announced at the Keynote Address on Friday, April 26, 2019.

You can enter and pay online here

Need some inspiration? See the winners of the 2018 competition here