Cowra Archibird Winners 2021

The Cowra Natural Resource Management Committee in partnership with the Cowra Woodland Bird Group and Mid Lachlan Landcare would like to thank everyone who entered the 3rd annual Archibird Competition. Pictured is the Open category winner, a Black Shouldered Kite by Chris Bruce. Judging was completed during November with all winners being contacted then. We are a bit slow getting this summary out but better late than never 🙂

Our wonderful judge John Cooper EFIAP FAPS had a difficult job and we are very thankful to him for taking on this task each year. Here is a summary from John.

” This, the third year of the Archibird Prize Photographic Competition was once again an outstanding success with the highest number of entrants so far. There were 225 entrants in the Open Category, 16 entrants in the Youth and 29 in the Teen category.

The standard of photography continues to improve which is evident by the marked increased number of ‘Commended’ and ‘Highly Commended’ awards issued.  Congratulations to all the award winners. To those who missed out this year there is always next time! Carefully study the award winning images to see how you may improve your bird photography.

‘The Archibird Prize Competition looks for the best of the best in bird photography. First and foremost the images are judged for their photographic merit irrespective of how rare a bird species may be or how dramatic the action appears. Emphasis is placed on exposure, composition, focus and overall impact. Post capture editing (when/if done) is also taken into consideration. “

All the winning images (if you haven’t already seen them) can be viewed in the links below :

2021 Open Winners

2021 Teen Winners

2021 Youth Winners

We can’t wait to see the entries for this year. The Archibird photo competition is held during the month of October so you all have plenty of time to get out and practice your bird photography skills 🙂

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