Photography Contest

Bug Photography Awards 2021

Bug Photography Awards 2021

Deadline |


Theme |

Bugs, Several Categories

Territory |


Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |

Starting at 6GBP

Prizes |

Cash Prize
After a fabulous first edition, the Bug Photography Awards are back for their second year, and this time we're proud to have Buglife as our title partner, in support of their vital invertebrate conservation work.

The 2020 awards saw over 5,000 images submitted, 652 of which were shortlisted across the 11 categories. The winning images caught the imagination of the world's press, and were featured in publications such as National Geographic, the Guardian, and the New Scientist.

Photographs of any species of invertebrate taken anywhere in the world are eligible for entry. There are 9 subject categories:

- Arachnids
- Beetles
- Dragonflies and Mayflies
- Flies, Bees, Ants and Wasps
- Butterflies and Moths
- Snails and Slugs
- All The Other Bugs
- Extreme Close-up
- Bug Homes

£20,000 of prizing to give away including £5,000 in cash, and once again bug photographers will be competing for the prestigious title of the Buglife Bug Photographer of the Year 2021. We can't wait to see what you've been shooting.

- The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £2,500.
- 1st place in all categories will win a £250 GBP cash prize.