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Bird Photography Competition 2019
We at the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach hope to inspire public interest in birds and raise awareness for their protection. Widespread understanding and appreciation of our native birdlife are key factors to the success of our efforts. The more people care about birds and enjoy watching them, the better our chances of implementing effective conservation measures for threatened species.
Stunning photographs perfectly convey the fascination that birds evoke in us: images that display the striking colours of a bird’s plumage, introduce us to a wide range of behaviours, showcase the many shapes and sizes of birds from the Swan to the tiny Firecrest, and allow us to witness their aerobatic feats.
In Canon Switzerland, we have found a renowned partner who shares our aspirations. A leading provider of high-quality optical equipment, Canon Switzerland supports the competition with technical know-how and the donation of the attractive main prizes. We are also deeply indebted to all our other partners who have supported the competition by donating prizes.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Category «General» – Prize Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM worth CHF 2458.–
Category «Emotion» – Prize Canon EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM worth CHF 2088.–
Category «Action» – Prize Canon EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS III USM worth CHF 2378.–
Category «Youth» – Prize Canon EOS 77D EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM worth CHF 1109.– Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: The award-winning images and the images of the preselection may be used free of charge by the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach for any activity related to the Institute’s photo competitions. In particular, these rights include the publication of the photos on the Internet, in print publications, exhibitions, media coverage of the competition as well as promotional activities. USAGE RIGHTS: The photographer must hold the intellectual property rights of the submitted images. By entering the competition, participants confirm that they are the sole author of the images and that there is no third-party copyright infringement. Participants are liable for any damages incurred through copyright infringement or the failure to obtain rights of use.
The award-winning images and the images of the preselection may be used free of charge by the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach for any activity related to the Institute’s photo competitions. In particular, these rights include the publication of the photos on the Internet, in print publications, exhibitions, media coverage of the competition as well as promotional activities. The Swiss Ornithological Institute may transfer these rights of use to third parties.
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