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.
Congratulations go to Tamás Koncz-Bisztricz from Hungary who wins the Young Bird Photographer of the Year title for 2019 for his photo entitled 'Cradle of Life'. Tamás was at Bird Fair 2019 to collect his cash prize of £350 together with a pair of Swarovski Optik CL Companion 8x25 binoculars. Second prize was awarded to Madeline Nolan for her image ‘The Tongue of the Hummingbird’. Madeline wins a cash prize of £200. Third place was taken by Ariel Fields with the image entitled 'Little Owl focused at a potential meal'. Ariel 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 4. Published by William Collins, the book is available from 24 August 2019 and can be ordered from the BPOTY online shop