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 2020 this comprises their popular Venture Waistcoat.
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.