Purely Raptors is for entries without human elements — power lines, people, falconry gear, etc. — and only minimal retouching is allowed. Enter up to 4 photos.
Raptors Plus is our "anything-goes" division: include any subject matter as long as a raptor is in the picture, and edit to your heart's content. Enter up to 4 photos.
Please see the Conditions of Entry for complete rules.
Entry fee: $15 per division (you may enter one or both divisions). Proceeds benefit The Peregrine Fund's conservation work around the world!
Prizes: Each division will award a gold, silver, and bronze medal, plus three honorable mention ribbons. Cash prizes will vary from $50 for honorable mentions to $500 for each gold medal, and one Raptors at Risk winner will receive a pair of Vortex 10x42 Viper binoculars valued at more than $500!
What else? All accepted entries will be considered for the 2018 Birds of Prey Calendar published in October!
May 1 - first day to enter photos
June 11 - last day to enter photos
June 24 - judging of all valid entries
July 7 - winners and acceptances announced
September 8 - catalog of accepted entries released
November 9 - slideshow at World Center for Birds of Prey
408 images submitted | 146 accepted
70+ species | over $1,700 raised for conservation
90 entrants from 13 countries
We are grateful to our Raptors at Risk sponsors and volunteers, including the non-profit Boise Camera Club.