The 2023 Joint Annual Meeting will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from October 15-18, 2023 hosted by the Entomological Society of Saskatchewan.

More information about the meeting theme and venue will be posted soon.

Due to a shortage of entrants to date, we are extending the submission deadline for the ESC/SEC photo contest to October 15! So submit today, the thing to remember is THIS YEAR THERE ARE PRIZES!!!

Rules and instructions below!

Eighteenth Annual Photo Contest

The 18th Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2023 cover of the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is now underway. Things are changing a bit, as you will see below, but the cool thing is there will be prizes this year! 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.

Contest rules: 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 (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 arrange for a popular choice judging website, where ESC members can vote on their favourites. 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 2022. 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:

Dix-huitième concours annuel de photographies

Le 18e concours annuel de photographie visant à sélectionner des images pour la couverture du Bulletin de la Société d’entomologie du Canada pour 2023 est en cours. Les choses changent un peu, comme vous le verrez ci-dessous, mais ce qui est cool, c’est qu’il y aura des prix cette année! Les images de la couverture sont destinées à représenter l’étendue de l’entomologie couverte par les publications de la Société. Les images d’insectes et d’autres arthropodes en foresterie, en milieu urbain ou en agriculture; les paysages, le terrain, le laboratoire ou les gros plans; ou les activités associées à la physiologie, au comportement, à la taxonomie ou à la lutte intégrée sont toutes souhaitables. Nous avons également besoin de quelques « Insectes vedettes ». Si elle est sélectionnée, votre photographie fera la couverture du Bulletin pendant toute l’année. En outre, les photos gagnantes et une sélection de toutes les photos soumises seront présentées sur le site web de la SEC et utilisées dans les médias sociaux liés à la Société. Règlements du concours Les photographies d’insectes et autres arthropodes à tous les stades, dans toutes les activités et les habitats sont acceptées. Afin de représenter l’étendue de la recherche entomologique, nous encourageons également les photographies de parcelles de terrain, d’expériences de laboratoire, d’impacts d’insectes, d’activités de recherche, de matériel d’échantillonnage, etc. Les photographies doivent toutefois être clairement axées sur l’entomologie. Les images numériques doivent être soumises dans un format JPG de haute qualité, sans bordure, avec le grand côté (largeur ou hauteur) d’un minimum de 1500 pixels. Les participants peuvent soumettre jusqu’à cinq photos. Chaque photographie doit être accompagnée d’une légende. Les photographies sans légende ne seront pas acceptées. Les légendes doivent inclure la localité, l’identification du sujet dans la mesure où elle est connue, la description de l’activité si le sujet principal n’est pas un insecte, et toute information intéressante ou pertinente. Les légendes doivent comporter un maximum de 40 mots. Le participant doit être un membre en règle de la Société d’entomologie du Canada. Les photos doivent être prises par le participant et le participant doit en détenir les droits d’auteur. Le droit d’auteur de la photographie reste la propriété du participant, mais une utilisation libre de droits doit être accordée à la SEC pour être incluse sur la couverture d’un volume (4 numéros) du Bulletin, sur le site web de la SEC et dans divers médias sociaux de la SEC (avec mention du nom du ou de la photographe, bien sûr). Plutôt qu’un comité de jugement, l’organisation du concours de photographie prévoit cette année un site web de jugement par choix populaire, où les membres de la SEC pourront voter pour leurs favoris. Les photographes des trois meilleures photos choisies se verront attribuer les prix suivants : 1er prix – 200$ en carte-cadeau chez Henry’s Camera; 2e prix – 100$ en carte cadeau chez Henry’s Camera; 3e prix – 50$ en carte-cadeau de 50$ chez Henry’s Camera. La date limite de soumission est le 15 septembre 2022. Les soumissions doivent être envoyées en pièce jointe d’un courriel dont l’objet doit commencer par « Concours de photographie de la SEC ». Envoyez le courriel à :

Outsiders and Others is seeking visual artists from Canada and the United States who’s artwork is focused on wood boring insects, wood, and/or the relationship between wood boring insects and wood.

This exhibition being presented simultaneously with the Joint American and Canadian Entomological Society Meeting in Vancouver on November 13-16, 2022.

How to apply by email:

  1. Send up to 4 images of artwork to be considered for Images must be jpegs.
  2. Include a list that describes the images you are sending with the title, medium, and size of each
  3. Write a statement about yourself that includes your education, exhibition history, and why you were interested in applying to participate in this

E mail all your information to: and put “Boring Art” in the subject line. Artists will be notified by email about the selection process results by October 7.

Other information:

  • Applications due Sept 30th
  • Exhibition dates are November 2-27, 2022
  • Self-taught artists will be given priority consideration for the exhibition as that is the focus of our organization.
  • The gallery retains a 25% commission on the sale of all
  • Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping the artwork to and from the gallery for the

Outsiders and Others is a non-profit arts Society with a focus on bringing non-traditional artists to the forefront. This includes outsider, folk, self-taught, visionary, intuitive, and artists with disabilities.

Our gallery is at 716 East Hastings Street in Vancouver and is open to the public Wed – Sat 11-4 and by appointment. We also have a window only gallery at #100-938 Howe Street.

Any questions? Feel free to contact Director / Curator Yuri Arajs at or visit us online at

Registration for in-person and virtual attendance is available

ESC members should have received an Eblast with codes to enter to obtain their membership discount.  If you are a member, but have not received the Eblast, please contact

To register, go to

On June 8th, we invite you to celebrate National Insect Appreciation Day (NAIAD) with thousands of insect enthusiasts, amateurs, and professionals all across Canada. We invite you to participate in the “insect picture challenge” on social media. This year, we invite professional entomologists to ‘lift a finger for insects’ by sharing their love of insects and arthropods with the public on social media by taking a picture or video of their species of study in their hand or on their finger. Share your love for insects!

In order to participate in the challenge, a person will have to post a least one picture of an insect during the National Insect Appreciation Day on June 8th. When posting the photo, the participant should include associated hashtags and nominate five friends by inviting them to also post an insect picture.

Hashtags: #InsectPictureChallenge #NationalinsectDay

How a hashtag works: A hashtag makes it possible for other users to easily find messages and post with a specific theme or content. Simply use the hashtag on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and make sure that your photograph is public.

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