We are happy to announce the Badgerland Birding YouTube channel is hosting a photography contest May 2023! This contest is open to anyone and everyone across the globe and we encourage everyone to invite their friends and participate. Check out the rules below to get started!
To enter the Badgerland Birding May photography contest, email your photos to BadgerlandBirding@gmail.com. You must also include the photo release from that you can find by clicking this link. Please also indicate the categories you want each photo to be entered into in the email body. The contest goes from May 12, 2023 to June 12, 2023 and submitions must be sent in by June 13, 2023. Photos submitted into the contest must be taken between the contest dates.
Judging and Selection Process
Finalists in each category will be selected from the pool of submissions and then voted on with an open voting process on the Badgerland Birding website and YouTube channel.
Photos entered must pertain to one of the following categories.
Best cute bird photo
Photos in this category must be of birds typically thought of as cute such as chickadees, titmice, wrens, etc.
Best spring landscape with bird photo
Photos in this category must involve spring landscapes in addition to birds. An example would be birds in a tree with blooming flowers. This category can include warblers even though they also have their own category.
Best warbler photo
Photos in this category must be of birds considered to be warblers (wood warblers count too).
Best photo of a colorful bird
Photos in this category must be of bids that exhibit bright colors such as tanagers, orioles, etc.
Best photo of bird nesting behavior
Photos in this category must be of birds exhibiting nesting behaviors such as building nests or raising chicks.
Best hummingbird photo
Photos in this category must be of hummingbirds.
Best bird in flight photo
Photos in this category must be of birds that are in flight in the photo.
Best digiscoped photo
Photos in this category must be taken with the method of digiscoping
Best bird of prey photo
Photos in this category must be of birds of prey such as falcons, hawks, eagles, or owls. (Photos of owls must show relaxed owls, if they look alarmed, we will not enter the photo into the contest).
Best photo of a bird fishing
Photos in this category must show birds actively fishing such as terns, herons, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit photos not taken between the contest dates?
Photos submitted into the contest must be taken between May 12, 2023 and June 12, 2023.
How many photos can I enter per category?
You can submit up to three (3) photos per category.
Can I enter the same photo in multiple categories?
You can only enter an individual photo in one category, so make sure you choose wisely.
How much editing can be done to entered photos?
Moderate editing can be done to images, however, if the image is noticeably altered it will not be entered into contention.
What are the prizes for winners?
Winners will be showcased on the Badgerland Birding website and in a video on the Badgerland Birding YouTube channel about the contest. Winners of each category will also be entered in a drawing for free Badgerland Birding merchandise.
We are extremely excited to be hosting our first ever photo contest and hope to get as many participants as possible! Please pass along our contest to your friends and have fun birding and taking photos this spring! For additional questions, feel free to reach out.