We are very pleased to once again support this prestigious competition which attracts hundreds of entries from all around the globe. We were delighted with the standard of photographs submitted.
A very important element of this Young Bird Photographer of the year competition ethos, is the encouragement and recognition of the younger generation of birders and photographers. The Cameron Bespolka Young Bird Photographer of the Year Awards are designed to meet this aim.
After much deliberation, the Young Bird Photographer of the Year title was awarded to Johan Carlberg for his image entitled ‘Crested Grebe Morning’. Johan wins a cash prize of £350 and a pair of Swarovski Optik CL Companion 8x25 binoculars. Second prize was awarded to Dirk Hoogenstein for his image entitled ‘Little Bunting’. Dirk wins a cash prize of £200. Third place was taken by Josiah Launstein with his image entitled Little Hunter. Josiah wins a cash prize of £100.
Bird Photographer of the Year book
The above images, plus those highly commended by the judges appear in the Bird Photographer of the Year book, Collection 3. Published by William Collins, the book is available from 24 August 2018 and can be ordered from the BPOTY online shop using the following link: https://store11199089.ecwid.com/