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Digiscoper of the Year 2018

Still time to enter until 31st July 2018

DIGISCOPER OF THE YEAR 2018

The 13th edition of SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s internationally popular Digiscoper of the Year competition starts with some brand-new features.

FOUR CATEGORIES, ONE MAIN PRIZE

Entrants in the 'Digiscoper of the Year 2018' competition are invited to submit photos and videos of animals (mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and amphibians) in their natural habitat. They have to be taken with a digital camera or smartphone through the eyepiece of a spotting scope or binoculars. They should be entered in one of four categories:

Movement & Action, Portrait & Macro, Mammals, and Video.

One winner will be named per category, and from these four a jury of top experts will select the 'Digiscoper of the Year 2018'.

Main prize: A complete set of SWAROVSKI OPTIK digiscoping equipment as well as a trophy crafted in the apprentice workshops at SWAROVSKI OPTIK in Absam.

The three other category winners will each receive a pair of EL 32 binoculars.

Competition start: August 1, 2018

Closing date for submissions: September 30, 2018

Jury phase: October 1 to October 14, 2018

Announcement of the winners: December 2018

DIGISCOPER OF THE YEAR

ON INSTAGRAM

In 2018, for the first time, a competition will be run in parallel on Instagram.

Entries can be posted between June 11 and July 31. At the end of this period, a winner will be chosen at random from all the posts with the hashtag #DOY2018 that have also tagged SWAROVSKI OPTIK Nature in the photo or video.

Please note that the posts must be public, so that they can be found and entered into the prize draw.

The winner will receive a pair of top-quality CL Companion binoculars.

8th July 2018