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Ian Smith

Arachnids

Part of Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020

Open Judging Results
Brief

Arachnids include the full range of spiders and harvestmen, as well as scorpions, ticks and mites. They all have eight legs, and live in many habitat types, from the water-loving Fen Raft spider, to the sky-bound Cloud-living spider. We'd also love to see some great pictures of spider webs.

The 'Arachnids' category is sponsored by Fstoppers, who will give away a copy of their acclaimed 'Mastering Macro Photography' video series ($300 USD) to the category winner, amongst other amazing prizes.

Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information on prizes in the Luminar Bug Photography Awards.

Prize details

Overall winner:

  • The title ‘Bug Photographer of the Year 2020’
  • £2,500 (GBP) cash prize
  • Luminar ‘Max’ bundle worth $262 (USD)
  • Fstoppers 'Mastering Macro Photography' video series worth $300 (USD)
  • 1 x Alter RFS (Rapid Filter System) of RFS+ valued up to $89 (USD)
  • 3 years of Photocrowd ‘Master’ subscription worth £270 (GBP)
  • CanvasPeople voucher worth £75 (GBP)
  • 1 year of ‘Household’ membership to Buglife worth £54 (GBP)

Category winners:

  • £250 (GBP) cash prize
  • Fstoppers 'Mastering Macro Photography' video series ($300 USD) – exclusive prize for the 'Arachnids' category winner
  • Luminar ‘Max’ bundle worth $262 (USD)
  • 1 year of Photocrowd ‘Master’ subscription worth £90 (GBP)
  • 1 year of Buglife membership worth £36 (GBP)
  • 5 copies of the Awards Calendar, featuring your winning image
  • 1 x Alter RFS (Rapid Filter System) of RFS+ valued up to $89 (USD)
  • CanvasPeople voucher worth £35 (GBP)
  • 2nd & 3rd place in all categories win a Luminar ‘Plus’ bundle worth $162 (USD)
  • 2nd & 3rd place in all categories win a Photocrowd ‘Challenger’ subscription worth £30 (GBP)

Shortlisted photographers:

  • A total of 20 images in each category will be shortlisted and featured in an exclusive online gallery
  • All shortlisted photographers will receive a one year membership to Buglife (£36 each)
How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries close
7 September 2020

Judging
7 September 2020 to 21 October 2020

Expert judge shortlist announced
21 October 2020

Expert judge winners announced
21 October 2020

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