The photographer of the winning image chosen by the judging panel will win a cash prize of £5,000 and the title ‘Bird Photographer of the Year’. The winner will also receive a personal portfolio review by the Director of Photography at Alamy, have their work and personal interview featured on the Alamy website, social media and blog, plus a special seller's account with a personal account manager and receive 100% of sales revenue for 2 years.
Featured in the photo is Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 winner Pedro Jarque Krebs from Peru receiving his trophy and cheque from BPOTY director Andrew Cleave MBE and Competition head judge Chris Packham.
Best Portfolio Award
The winner of the Best Portfolio chosen by the BPOTY team will receive 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. The winner will also receive a personal portfolio review by the Director of Photography at Alamy and a special seller's account receiving 100% of any sales revenue for 12 months.
Category Gold Award
With the exception of Inspirational Encounters, the photographer of the winning image will in each category will be awarded our Gold Award and receive a pair of Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars with a retail value of approximately £970. The Gold Award winners will also receive a personal portfolio review by the Director of Photography at Alamy and a special seller's account receiving 100% of any sales revenue for 12 months.
Category Silver Award
With the exception of Inspirational Encounters, the Silver Award winner in each category will receive a GITZO GHFG1 Gimbal Head with a retail value of £400.
Category Bronze Award
With the exception of Inspirational Encounters, each category Bronze Award winner will receive of a clothing bundle worth £160 from outdoor clothing and equipment specialists Country Innovation, comprising the following items which can be viewed on their website. Venture Waistcoat, Field Pouch, CI Knitted Hat and CI Knitted Gloves.
Inspirational Encounters Award
New for 2019 is the Wildlife Worldwide Inspirational Encounters Award. The winner of this category will receive a £1,500 voucher redeemable against a Wildlife Worldwide holiday of the winner’s choice. There are no Silver or Bronze Awards for this category. As part of the award, Wildlife Worldwide will also be contributing £1,500 towards Birdfair’s annual Conservation Project.