Competition Prizes
The jury will select 3 winning photos, 10 honourable mentions
and 5 special prizes. Winners will be announced on May 05.

1st Prize: A full set of HBW + a complete Swarovski Optik digiscoping kit (total value: 6,800 €)
2nd Prize: The 17-Volume Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Series.
3rd Prize will receive 8 HBW or HMW volumes*
Honourable Mention: each winner will receive 1 HBW or HMW volume*
Special Prize: each winner will receive 4 HBW or HMW volumes*

Special Prizes will be awarded to:

  • Best Compact Camera Photo
  • Best Digiscoped Photo
  • Best Endangered Bird Photo**
  • Best Vox Populi Photo - selected by the Public Jury
  • Best Video Clip

  • Click to learn more about:

  • The Handbook of the Birds of the World Series
  • The Handbook of the Mammals of the World Series
  • The digiscoping equipment from Swarovski Optik

  • *HBW or HMW volume(s) to be chosen by the winner from the volumes available in stock and delivered free of charge to the winner's address.

    **This includes the species listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered on the latest edition of the IUCN Red List of threatened species of birds, maintained by BirdLife International.