Contests

What makes KingBirder different is that our contests follow themes, and all photos must be taken and submitted within the contest's date window.

JUST A REMINDER:  Submitted photos must be TAKEN between September 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020 to be eligible for the "It's a Shore Thing" contest.  Good luck! 

It's a Shore Thing! - Submit Photos Here

Contest is currently open and will close on October 31, 2020.

Millions of shorebirds are on the move all over the globe during the months of September and October. This contest theme celebrates shorebirds. What is a shorebird? Basically any birds that typically live along the shore, sandpipers, plovers, godwits, curlews, phalaropes, pratincoles, turnstones, avocets, oystercatchers, stilts, dowitchers, snipes, shanks, terns, gulls, herons, and egrets all qualify for this contest. Send us a note if you are not sure if your bird qualifies. Are you "shore" you can find the right bird?


Water World

Contest opens on December 1, 2020 and closes on January 31, 2021.

The theme for this contest is birds and water! Eligible submissions must have water somewhere in the shot. It could be a duck on a pond, a bird drinking, flying in the rain, etc. Don't worry if you live in the North, snow and ice are also "water"! If you can't find the right shot, you'll be all wet!

KingBirder announces our KingBirder Superlatives! In addition to our cash awards for the Everybody Duck contest, you can also win a KingBirder t-shirt or hat of your choice if you are chosen for a Superlative. We'll announce our Superlatives after the contest opens. Good luck to all! We hope that you find some great shots to submit!