Nineteenth Annual Photo Contest
The 19th Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2023 cover of the Bulletin of the
Entomological Society of Canada is now underway. The cover images are intended to represent
the breadth of entomology covered by the Society’s publications. Insects and non-insect
arthropods in forestry, urban settings 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’ are also needed. If selected, your photo will grace the cover of the Bulletin for
the entire year. In addition, winning photos and a selection of all submitted photos will be shown
on the ESC website, and used in Society-related social media posts.
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,
description of activity, if the main subject is other than an insect (if appropriate), and any
interesting or relevant information. Captions should be a maximum of 40 words.
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 (4 issues) of the Bulletin, and on the ESC website,
and in various social media posts by the ESC (credited to the photographer, of course).
Rather than a judging committee, this year, the photo contest organizer will open voting on this
website. Photographers of the top three photos chosen will be awarded the following prizes:
1st: $200 gift certificate for Henry’s Camera. 2nd: $100 gift card for Henry’s Camera. 3rd: $50
gift card for Henry’s Camera.
Submission deadline is 15 September 2023.
Submit photos at this URL: pollunit.com/polls/escsecphoto23