Award-Winning Photos Coming to Montpelier and Burlington

Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit

Visit the Audubon Photography Awards exhibit and walk among the winning bird photographs from this year’s contest. Learn more about your local birdlife and Audubon Vermont’s conservation, education, and policy work. 

The winning photographers and their stunning photographs were selected from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces.

This year’s exquisite photographs celebrate the splendor of many bird species protected under the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the most important bird conservation law, which is currently under siege in Congress and by the Department of the Interior.

Montpelier Pop-Up Reception

One Night only!
Friday, January 11, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm

TW Wood Gallery
46 Barre Street, Montpelier, 05602

Burlington Reception and Exhibit

Hosted by Main Street Landing​
Friday, January 18, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Gallery at Main Street Landing
3 Main Street, Burlington, 05401

The Gallery at Main Street Landing is located in the CornerStone building street level at 3 Main Street. Click here for a map.

The Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit runs from Thursday, January 17 - Tuesday, January 29.

The gallery is open:
Monday thru Friday, 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm

Wood Duck
Wood Duck Photo: Scott Suriano/Audubon Photography Awards

Photographers submitted images in three categories: professional, amateur, and youth. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. 


  • Steve Freligh, publisher,Nature’s Best Photography
  • Melissa Groo, wildlife photographer and winner of the 2015 contest’s Grand Prize
  • Kenn Kaufman, bird expert and Audubon field editor
  • Sabine Meyer, photographydirector, National Audubon Society
  • Allen Murabayashi, chairman and co-founder, PhotoShelter

All photographers must follow Audubon’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography.

Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Fawn-breasted Brilliant Photo: Liron Gertsman/Audubon Photography Awards

To learn more about the “Year of the Bird” and the partnership between National Geographic, Audubon, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BirdLifeInternational, and dozens of other partners around the world celebrating the year, please visit:

To learn more about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and how Audubon is fighting to protect migratory birds in North America, please visit:

Canon is the official sponsor of the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards exhibition, which brings the prize-winning photographs to Audubon centers and chapters around the United States.

For high-resolution image files and more information on the Audubon Photography Awards please email

Long-tailed Tit
Long-tailed Tit Photo: Diana Rebman/Audubon Photography Awards

A special thanks to our Burlington Host Sponsor, Main Street Landing.

Thank you to Arts Alive and SEABA for partnering with us on the Burlington Exhibit.

Special Thanks to Vermont Conservation Voters for partnering with us for our Montpelier Event.

Vermont Conservation Voters

Cash Bar provided by Skinny Pancake.

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