Help us to capture the beauty of bees in our first-ever photo contest
Gain visibility and promote the protection of pollinators
By launching this photo contest BeeLife aims to raise awareness of the essential role of bees and pollinators for a healthy planet and the increasing challenges that threaten their survival. We invite submissions that portray the beauty and diversity of these beautiful tiny creatures.
The photo contest begins on 12 April 2022 and ends on 16 May 2022. Entries submitted before or after the entry period will not be eligible.
You can submit photos displaying bees (honey bees, bumblebees, solitary bees are all eligible) or other insect pollinators e.g.: while interacting with flowers (feeding on, resting, flying close, etc.), in the agricultural landscape, etc.
Additionally, providing a descriptive caption for your photo, including how it portrays conservation, will help bring the photo to life.
Photographs should be submitted in high quality (300 dpi or greater), electronic format jpeg or png files sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Photos should be submitted in colour.
You may enter the contest with up to three photographs. No printed photos will be accepted.
Entry emails should include:
Photographer name and email address
The location where the photo was taken (city, region, country)
Short description (1-3 sentences)
Three winners will be selected, whose photos will be highlighted on BeeLife's website, featured in BeeLife's newsletter, and social media accounts (Facebook, Linkedln, Twitter), and used in our future publications (credited to the photographer).
The judging panel consists of the following members:
1. Agnès Rortais - Senior Scientific Officer, European Food Safety Authority
2. Professor Mark JF Brown - Head of Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Royal Holloway, University of London
3. Professor Christopher John Topping - Leader of the Social-Ecological Systems Simulation centre, Aarhus University, Denmark
Notification to winners
The winners will be notified by email and the winning photographs will be announced to the public on World Bee Day on 20 May 2022, on the different communication channels of BeeLife.
Previously published photographs may be accepted as long as you have retained the rights to allow us to use the photo. If people appear in the image, you are responsible for obtaining and providing necessary releases from the individuals in the photo, if requested.
BeeLife reserves the nonexclusive right to use the 3 winning photographs (without modification) in its future publications or promotional materials (credited to the photographer) as part of the promotion of the competition for a period of two years.
You will retain photographer rights and use to the photos. Participation in this contest implies full acceptance of these rules.
Thank you for your help in our efforts to create a better future for bees and pollinators.