Young BPOTY FAQs
What are the contest categories?
There are 3 age categories: 1) 0-8 years. 2) 9-13 years. 3) 14-18 years. You must enter the category which corresponds to your age at the time the competition closes for entries (30 November 2019 for the 2020 competition). Those over 18 after 30 November 2019 are not eligible for the Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition.
Age category 1 - 8 years or under on 30 November 2019
Age category 2 - 13 years or younger on 30 November 2019
Age category 3 - 18 years or younger on 30 November 2019.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all nationalities.
All entrants to Young BPOTY must gain the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the competition.
When do the awards open and close?
The opening date of the competition is August 18th 2019. The closing date for entries is midnight UTC on November 30th 2019.
How many images can I enter?
You can enter up to 8 images.
How much does it cost to enter?
The Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition is free to enter.
How many times can I enter the awards?
Each photographer can enter the awards once with up to 8 images,
Do I have to sign up for an account to enter BPOTY?
Yes. There’s a simple signup process to register, which will then give you full access to the Young Bird Photographer of the Year awards.
Do images have to be taken with a DSLR?
No. Images can be taken on any device capable of producing an image of at least 6 megapixels, including phones, GoPros, tablets, compact cameras and larger cameras such as DSLRs.
Do images have to be taken in the United Kingdom?
No, Young Bird Photographer of the Year is an international competition and you may enter photographs taken anywhere in the world.
Can I submit retouched images?
There are some restrictions on the use of digital manipulation. Full guidelines on what image manipulation and retouching is allowed are provided on the Preparing Your Images page on this website.
How should I prepare my images for submission?
Full guidelines on image preparation are provided on the Preparing Your Images page on this website.
Why can’t I add a watermark to my images?
We ask that you do not add a watermark to your images as the judging process needs to remain anonymous at all times. Any image submitted with a watermark will be removed from the judging process.