Entries to the 2023 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards will close on 1 August, with this year’s competition including a special theme: Wading Waterbirds of Australian Floodplains.

The competition is once again sponsored by Nikon Australia and Lake Cowal Foundation and each category winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize – with $5,000 up for grabs for the winner of this year’s Portfolio Prize. This year’s categories include: Bird Portrait, Birds in Flight, Bird Behaviour, Backyard Birds, Human Impact, Birds in the Landscape, Youth and special theme.

Photos entered into the new Wading Waterbirds of Australian Floodplains category must contain one or more of the following wading waterbird species: Brolga, Black-necked Stork, Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Spoonbill. Australian White Ibis, Straw-necked ibis, Glossy Ibis, Australasian Bittern, Australian Little Bittern, Australian Painted-snipe, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Plumed (Intermediate) Egret, Nankeen Night-Heron, Pied Heron, White-necked Heron, White-faced Heron, Little Egret, Red-necked Avocet, Banded Stilt, Pied (Black-winged) Stilt, Sarus Crane.

All entries must adhere to the BirdLife Photography Code of Ethics.  Click here for full details of the competition and entry information.