Great Blue Heron
Michael Libbe
2013 Grand Prize Winner


You love birds, and you love taking photos of them. Now show us your best work by entering the Audubon Photography Awards! There are spectacular prizes up for grabs, including fabulous trips and high-end photo gear. Winning photos will run in both Audubon and Nature’s Best Photography magazines.

• Judges include birding legend Kenn Kaufman and famed photographer Joel Sartore
• Winning photos will be displayed within the Nature's Best Photography Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington for a year!

February 23, 2015

Prize Categories:
Fine Art

Two ways to enter:

• Submit your digital photographs and pay a fee
• Mail prints for free
• No fee for youth category

No purchase necessary. Contest begins 01/05/15 and ends 02/23/15. Must be at least 13 years of age and a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec) to enter. Entrants under the age of majority must get permission from their parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest. See Official Rules for complete details and how to enter without paying the entry fee. Void where prohibited.

American Oystercatcher
Cheryl Molennor
2013 Photo Awards

Greater Roadrunner
Hector Astorga
2012 Photo Awards


Grand Prize Winner

• Anse Chastanet Resort, St. Lucia

Five (5) nights’ accommodations for winner and one (1) guest at Anse Chastanet resort in Saint Lucia, including breakfast and dinner daily. Also includes guided visits to the Anse Mamin Plantation, Millet Bird Sanctuary, Des Cartier Trail, Gros Piton Trail, and Dolphin and Whale Watching and excursions to Diamond Falls and Botanical Gardens, Sulphur Springs volcano, and Tet Paul Nature Trail. Includes ground transportation to excursions.

• Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW Backpack

Professional Winner

• Inkaterra Hotel, Peru

Certificate for five (5) nights’ accommodations for winner and one (1) guest at Inkaterra Hotels, Peru: two (2) nights at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica (with full board); two (2) nights at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (with half-board); one (1) night at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (with breakfast). Includes excursions at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica and Machu Picchu.

•Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

• Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L Backpack

Amateur Winner

• The Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras

Five (5) nights’ accommodations for winner and one (1) guest at The Lodge at Pico Bonito in Honduras. Includes all meals, guided rainforest hike, and ground transportation.

•Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD Lens

•Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag

Fine Art Winner

• Dunton River Camp, Colorado

Three (3) nights’ accommodations for winner and one (1) guest at the Dunton River Camp in Colorado. Includes all meals and beverages. Includes use of sauna by river.

•Lowepro Passport Sling lll

Youth Winner

• Photography with Joel Sartore

One-day assisting photographer Joel Sartore on a Photo Ark species portrait shoot. Shoot will take place at a still-to-be-determined site as close as possible to the winner’s home. Includes behind-the-scenes access to a zoo or other wildlife facility.

•Lowepro TLZ 50 AW ll Holster Bag