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Deadline: December 01, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: 2 € / photo


festivalofbirdsWithin the framework of the 24th Bird and Nature Festival, which will be held from April 19 to 27, 2014, the 2014 International Wildbird Photo Contest is organized. This competition is open to everybody, amateur and professional photographers, aged 18 or over of whatever nationality.


2014 categories:
A: Garden birds
B: Taking flight and landing
C: The bird facing the elements (wind, rain…)
D: Courtship displays and matings
E: Artistic vision of the bird (black and white accepted)
F: Meetings (interaction between at least 2 species but including one bird)

The preselection will be made December, 12 and 13, 2013 by the Festival team, photographers, ornitho logists and naturalists. The Jury will proceed in accordance with the rules of anonymity to the selection of the best photos in each category which will be presented to the Final Jury. The pre-selection jury reserve the right to change the category of a picture in the interest of the author. Photographers will be informed of their selection by e-mail.
The final jury consisting of photographers, naturalists, bird watchers and representatives of the partners of the Festival will be held January , 9 and 10, 2014 to decide the winners, photographs exhibited during the Festival thus eligible for the Public Prize

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Grand Prize € 1,500
First Prize in each category € 800.
A Public Prize awarded to the picture which has totalized the more votes from the visitors of the exhibition endowed by the Festival’s partners.

Each winner will be invited to the Award Ceremony on April 26th 2014. The Festival will offer for 2 people : one night in a hotel room / a first class return train ticket : Paris - Abbeville- Paris or the equivalent in cash, a meal with the other nominated entrants (directors, producers and photographers).
If you let us know of your arrival time at the Abbeville railway station, we will be happy to pick you up. On saturday, we will offer you a tour at the ornithological Park of Marquenterre or of the area. A hostess will welcome you at the Festival office and will give you the program of the Festival and other materials. ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The images are original works created by participants and they should not violate the rights of any other party.
Each participant will be the owner of copyright in order to present the image in the contest.
Copyright attached to all images will remain with the copyright holder who will be credited in accordance with the rules (© photographer’s name). USAGE RIGHTS: All winners and selected photographers allow the Festival to use their name and photograph without profit through the promoting, advertising and any communication related to the competition, exhibition or the event as a whole without receiving additional compensation.
They allow our partner Chasseur d’Images to reproduce their photograph in order to achieve a portfolio that will be distributed free on all sites during the event, in magazines and paperback Nat’Images and Chasseur d’Images.
The Festival will not make other use of the work without prior consent of the author.

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