bpoty 2018
expert judged only
Ondrej Pelanek

Young Bird Photographer of the Year 2018

In association with The Cameron Bespolka Trust

Open Judging Results

This free to enter category is for photographers under 16 only. The Cameron Bespolka Young Bird Photographer of the Year Award aims to encourage and recognise the younger generation of birders and photographers, and is an important element of the competition's ethos.

There are no individual subject categories to worry about; the judges will choose the image that impresses them most. And there is nothing preventing you from entering the main Bird Photographer of the Year competition too, as this competition has no age restriction. But standard entry fees apply for all entrants to the main competition.

Only open to photographers under the age of 16 on or before 30 November 2017.


£650 worth of prizes to be won including Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars and the title of Young Bird Photographer of the Year 2018.

Prize details

The photographer of the winning image will receive £350, a pair of Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 binoculars and the title of Young Bird Photographer of the Year.

The runner-up will receive £200.

3rd place will receive £100.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
30 November 2017

30 November 2017 to 23 January 2018

Crowd winners and expert judge shortlist announced
23 January 2018

Expert judge winners announced
20 August 2018

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