Photos left to right: Carlos Pérez, Hassan Aljafar and David Cisneros Tejera

 

This years Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition has just announced it’s winners. 

The Cameron Bespolka Award

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.  

The Winners
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.

Dirk Hoogenstein collects his Second Place award from Keith Betton and Chris Packham

Johan Carlberg receives the First Place award from Peter Antoniou, Keith Betton and Chris Packham

Call for entries

House Swallow Photo: Colin Chiu

Entries for the Young Bird Photographer of the Year close on 30 November 2018. Enter Now.

More details

First Prize: Johan Carlberg
Title: Crested Grebe Morning

Johan Carlberg: Crested Grebe morning

 

Second Prize: Dirk Hoogenstein
Title: Little Bunting

Dirk Hoogenstein: Little Bunting

 

Third Prize: Josiah Launstein
Title: Little Hunter

Josiah Launstein: Little Hunter

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/

 

Shortlisted Entries for 2018

Born to Soar - Stefan Moorman

Born to Soar
Photo: Stefan Moorman




Egret Splashing on the Sunset: Mark Hanna

Egret Splashing on the Sunset
Photo: Mark Hanna




Robin in Snow Shower -Mya Bambrick

Robin in Snow Shower
Photo: Mya Bambrick




Kalon
Photo: Jessica




Upside down -David Cisneros Tejera

Upside down
Photo: David Cisneros Tejera




House Swallow

House Swallow
Photo: Colin Chiu




Glossy spring - Carlos Pérez

Glossy spring
Photo: Carlos Pérez




Breeding with views to the rough sea - Carlos Pérez

Breeding with views to the rough sea
Photo: Carlos Pérez




Precision - Precision

Precision
Photo: Ben Lee




A Sailor's Companion - Mya Bambrick

A Sailor's Companion
Photo: Mya Bambrick




Red Tailed Hawk Underside in Fight: Photo: Hassan Aljafar

Red Tailed Hawk Underside in Fight
Photo: Hassan Aljafar




Curiosity

Curiosity
Photo: Andrew




Untitled
Photo: Alon Schnaider




Chilling Signet
Photo: Jake Harvey




Osprey with Fish - Maddie Nolan

Osprey with Fish
Photo: Maddie Nolan




Kestrel in flight - Mya Bambrick

Kestrel in flight
Photo: Mya Bambrick




Maddie Nolan: Hummingbird in Flight

Hummingbird in Flight
Photo: Maddie Nolan




Bird in the Saguaro - Kenton Born

Bird in the Saguaro
Photo: Kenton Born




Guianan Cock-of-the-rock - Lorena Patrício

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock
Photo: Lorena Patrício




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