Swarovski Optik are a well known as market leaders in the optics world and have supported the competition from its very beginning. They provide the winner of each of our categories (with the exception of Inspirational Encounters) with a pair of Swarovski Optik CL Companion 8x30 binoculars with a retail value of approximately £800.
Leaders in the mirrorless revolution, we welcome Olympus to our Sponsor line-up for 2019. Olympus are sponsoring our Best Portfolio Award providing an Olympus OM-D E M1 MKII camera body and M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F/4 IS PRO lens with a combined value of £3,500.
We welcome Gitzo to our prize sponsor line-up in 2019. Gitzo are kindly supplying prizes for our Category Silver Award winners in the shape of a GITZO GHFG1 Gimbal Head with a retail value of £400.
Sponsors since our inception, outdoor clothing specialists Country Innovation sponsor the prizes for each of our Category Bronze Award Winners. In 2019 this comprises a clothing bundle worth £160 including the following items:- Venture Waistcoat, Field Pouch, CI Knitted Hat and CI Knitted Gloves.
We are pleased to welcome Wildlife Worldwide to our sponsors for 2019. Sponsoring a whole new category, Inspirational Encounters, Wildlife Worldwide are providing a travel voucher worth £1,500 to the winner. In addition, they will be donating a further £1,500 towards the conservation project supported by BirdFair for 2019.
Nature Photographers Ltd
Nature Photographers is run by BPOTY founding Directors, Paul Sterry and Rob Read. An independent photo library specialising in images of the natural world, NPL sponsor our People’s Choice Awards and provide the cash prizes.
Alamy are one of the world’s largest image libraries and have supported BPOTY since the first competition. Alamy provide the Bird Photographer of the Year winner, Best Portfolio winner and category winners with portfolio reviews and special seller accounts.
Cameron Bespolka Trust
The Cameron Bespolka Trust is a charity inspiring and encouraging interest in ornithology and the natural world in the younger generation. They have sponsored our Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition since our first year, providing the cash prizes.