A total of 151 transparencies was submitted by 57 photographers for this 1983 competition. The general standard of entries was exceedingly high, with all of the short-listed transparencies being top quality photographs. After short-listing 18 entries, a final ten were selected, and then placed in order after a vote:

1st BIRD PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus by Davi

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