Twelfth Annual Photo Contest
The Twelfth Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2017 covers of The Canadian Entomologist and the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is underway. The cover images
are intended to represent the breadth of entomology covered by the Society's publications. Insects
and non-insects in forestry, urban or agriculture; landscapes, field, laboratory or close-ups; or
activities associated with physiology, behaviour, taxonomy or IPM are all desirable. A couple
of 'Featured Insects' (for the spine and under the title) are also needed. If selected, your photo
will grace the cover of both publications for the entire year. In addition, winning photos and a
selection of all submitted photos will be shown on the ESC website.
Photos of insects and other arthropods in all stages, activities, and habitats are accepted. To
represent the scope of entomological research, we also encourage photos of field plots, laboratory
experiments, insect impacts, research activities, sampling equipment, etc. Photos should,
however, have a clear entomological focus.
Digital images must be submitted in unbordered, high-quality JPG format, with the long side
(width or height) a minimum of 1500 pixels.
Entrants may submit up to five photographs. A caption must be provided with each photo
submitted; photos without captions will not be accepted. Captions should include the locality,
subject identification as closely as is known, description of activity if the main subject is other
than an insect, and any interesting or relevant information. Captions should be a maximum of
The entrant must be a member in good standing of the Entomological Society of Canada.
Photos must be taken by the entrant, and the entrant must own the copyright.
The copyright of the photo remains with the entrant, but royalty-free use must be granted to
the ESC for inclusion on the cover of one volume (6 issues) of The Canadian Entomologist,
one volume (4 issues) of the Bulletin, and on the ESC website.
The judging committee will be chosen by the Chair of the Publications Committee of the ESC
and will include a member of the Web Content Committee.
The Photo Contest winners will be announced on the ESC website, and may be announced at
the Annual Meeting of the ESC or in the Bulletin. There is no cash award for the winners, but
photographers will be acknowledged in each issue the photos are printed.
Submission deadline is 15 August 2016. Entries should be submitted as an attachment to an
email message; the subject line should start with "ESC Photo Contest Submission". Send the
email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.