Meet the Bird Photographer of the Year Judges

Bird Photographer of the Year is committed to the evolution of its judging panel. As part of a continued process of refreshment we aim to encourage new faces to join the team, ensuring that innovative and up-and-coming photographers as well as experienced hands are promoted regardless of gender.

Bird Photographer of the Year has assembled a large panel of expert judges, headed by Chris Packham, to review the images for this year’s competition. The judges come from diverse backgrounds, but we have ensured that an emphasis on photography and nature remains at the core. We are sure that they will have differing views on what makes a good picture and look forward to the lively debates that will ensue before the winners are selected!.