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  • Bar-shouldered Dove

    Bar-shouldered Dove.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Little Black Cormorant

    Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Pallid Cuckoo

    Pallid Cuckoo.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • White-winged Triller

    White-winged Triller.   Photographer: Bill Harding

Theme Submissions Open Submissions Close Voting Opens Voting Closes
On the Beach 29 January 26 February 27 February 19 March
Being Blue
* Superb Fairywren images are not allowed
26 March 23 April 24 April 14 May
Small is Splendid
- up to 20cm (8in), as noted in field guides
21 July 13 August 14 August 3 September
Birds in Arid Habitats 10 September 8 October 9 October 29 October
- either eating, or feeding young (but no nestlings!)
5 November 3 December 4 December 24 December
- either inter or intra species
2019 2019 2019 2019

Please note: dates are approximate, and may be changed.  Dates will be announced on our homepage, and in email messages to members; these announcements will also contain details of the theme, and any special competition rules.

You might notice that there is no "Best of 2018" theme for this year.  We have decided to move this theme into the following year, which will allow photos taken at any time during the entire 2018 year to be entered for this theme.

This plan was revised in April to take account of our Photo Competition Coordinators being away for much of June/July.  The final theme, "Conflict", will be moved to 2019.


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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.