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Beetles

Part of Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020

Open Judging Results
Brief

Beetles are the largest order of insects. Ladybirds/ladybugs, stag beetles, pollen beetles, water beetles, and any member of the Coleoptera order can be entered into this category. From tiny pollen beetles to large long-horned beetles, you can distinguish a beetle by its forewings that are typically modified into hard wing cases (elytra), which cover and protect the hind wings and abdomen.

The 'Beetles' category is sponsored by Gitzo, who are giving the overall winner of the Luminar Bug Photography Awards a Gitzo Traveler Kit Series 0, 4 Sections tripod/head kit worth €754 (EUR). Click on the prizes tab to view all of the great prizes on offer in the awards.

Prize details

Overall winner:

  • The title ‘Bug Photographer of the Year 2020’
  • £2,500 (GBP) cash prize
  • Gitzo Traveler Kit Series 0, 4 Sections tripod/head kit worth €754 (EUR).
  • Luminar ‘Max’ bundle worth $262 (USD)
  • Fstoppers 'Mastering Macro Photography' video series worth $300 (USD)
  • Lowepro ProTactic BP 300 AW II and GearUp Creator Box M worth €210 (EUR)
  • 1 x Radian 1; 1 x Pulse; 1 x Spark from Alpine Labs worth $393 (USD)
  • 3 years of Photocrowd ‘Master’ subscription worth £270 (GBP)
  • LitraTorch 2.0, Platypod, Goose Necks, Platypod Multi, Torch 2.0 Color Filters, Torch Barn Doors, Torch Silicone Sleeve worth, Torch Diffuser Set, Torch Soft Box Adapter, Pro Soft Box, Ball Mount – all provided by Litra.
  • CanvasPeople voucher worth £75 (GBP)
  • 1 year of ‘Household’ membership to Buglife worth £54 (GBP)

Category winners:

  • £250 (GBP) cash prize
  • 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
  • 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 up to 50 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 closed
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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