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.


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.

The Birdwatch calendar

You can now help choose the images for our calendar (free every year with the December issue of Birdwatch). Every month we will upload the winning images from Photo of the Week and all you have to do is select your favourite. The image with the most votes will then be used as the calendar photo in its respective month. Buy the December issue to find out if your favourite has won!

Click here to see February's selection and choose your favourite!

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Artist of the Year

​This prestigious award is given to the artist whose work at the SWLA’s annual exhibition is considered to be the most outstanding.

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