Entries will open on Friday, 15 May for the 2020 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards, which introduces two new categories.

The competition is open to people of any nationality but only photos of Australian bird species as listed in Current Version of the Working List of Australian Birds will be considered. There is no time limit on when a photograph has been taken but it must have been taken in Australia or its offshore territories of Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Heard Island, Macquarie Island or McDonald Island.

Two new categories have been added to this year’s competition: Backyard Birds and Birds in Flight. The remaining categories are as follows: Bird Portrait, Bird Behaviour, Landscapes and Habitat, Human Impact, Special Theme: Australian Wrens and Youth (for photographers 18 and under). Nikon Australia and Lake Cowal Foundation are sponsoring the 2020 awards. Each category winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, with a $5,000 cash going to the portfolio winner courtesy of principal sponsor, Nikon Australia.

Click here for full details of this year’s competition.