Competitions & Awards


We work with a variety of sponsors to offer our members the chance to win great birding prizes. Click on the links below to enter our current competition.

You can also enter our ID quiz, which accompanies the ID Photo Guide in the current edition of Birdwatch magazine. To find out the correct answer to previous quizzes, along with the winners, just click here.


We also organise awards to recognise the best in wildlife art, photography, conservation and more. The Birders' Choice Awards, Birdwatch Artist of the Year Award and the Digiscoper of the Year Award have all become highly coveted accolades in the birding world.

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Birders' Choice Awards

THESE annual awards are your chance to recognise the best – and worst – in birding and conservation. Thousands of readers and Facebook and Twitter fans from...

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Digiscoper of the Year

Now in its 12th year, Swarovski Optik’s Digiscoper of the Year competition attracts some of the best digiscoped images of wildlife from around the world.