31st International Wildbird Photo Competition until 1 December 2021

Deadline: 1 December 2021. Since 1991, the Bay of Somme, an internationally recognized migratory site, has celebrated the return of spring and birds on the occasion of the Bird and Nature Festival. For over 30 years, it has remained an unmissable event for nature lovers, notably with its many outings, its photo competition is now one of the 10 most renowned in Europe.

The Festival invites once again amateur and professional photographers to participate in this success! The objective is to use photography as an educational and artistic medium to promote knowledge of birds and thus promote commitment to their protection.

The competition will give rise to an exhibition presented at Le Crotoy during the 31st edition, which will be held from April 9 to 18, 2022. Each participant may present a maximum of 10 photographs. Registration fee: €2 / photo (free for the Young Talent category, reserved for 15-17 year olds)

6 categories including one dedicated to 15-17 year olds

– Bird portrait
– Bursting colours
– Bird in action
– Birds social relationships
– Artistic vision of bird
– Young talent (for 15-17 years-old)


• Grand Prix: 1,500 €
• 1st prize in each category: 800 €
• 1st prize in the category «Young Photographers»: 500 €
• Public prize: 500 €

Photo Contest Website: https://www.festival-oiseau-nature.com/concours/en/concours-photo-international/