Audubon Society Awards for Bird Photography

If you have a great appreciation for birds and photography, you’re in the right place. The National Audubon Society is hosting it’s 7th bird photography contest; last year over 2,000 people  participated (adults and youth included) and over 9,000 images were submitted! Entries must be received by February 19, 2016 (a complete list of photo submission details can be found by clicking on this link). The Audubon Society’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Maybe you enjoy taking pictures of birds, but you just haven’t found the right platform to share your work, or maybe you enjoy photography, but you’re looking for a challenge. This contest is a great opportunity for you to explore and reconnect with the nature and art resources of John James Audubon State Park. From the wildlife and bird observation room, to the many outdoor nature trails, from the museum artifacts to the historical bird prints made by John James Audubon himself, Audubon State Park is a great place to spark artistic inspiration for bird photography. If you still aren’t feeling inspired, take a look at last year’s contest winners and be amazed at the beauty captured in these photos!


Grand Prize Winner, by Melissa Groo


Youth Winner, by Zachary Webster


Professional Winner, by Chris Gug


Professional Honorable Mention, by Jason Savage


Fine Art Winner, by Constance Mier


Amateur Winner, by Donald Wuori


Amateur Honorable Mention, by Steve Russell


Amateur Honorable Mention, by Tim Timmis


Fine Art Honorable Mention, by Mary Angela Luzader

For more information about John James Audubon Park resources, click here to visit their website.
Or visit for more contest information.