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Butterflies and Moths

Part of Buglife Bug Photography Awards 2021

Open Judging Results

The bugs in this category should be members of the Lepidoptera order – butterflies, and day or night-flying moths. Most will have wings that are coloured, either for camouflage or distraction – the exception being those with clear wings. Caterpillars should also be entered into this category.

Highly magnified imagery, such as close-ups of faces and body parts, can be submitted to this category, but is more likely to excel in the 'Extreme Close-Ups’ category.

'Butterflies and Moths' is sponsored by Olympus, who are giving away £1500 worth of amazing camera gear to the category winner. There are more great prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and all shortlisted photographers.

Prize details
  • 1st place will win an Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera (worth £1,099.99 GBP), and an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro lens (worth $449.99 GBP).

  • Other prizes for finishing 1st include: £250 (GBP) cash, a 1-year Photocrowd ‘Master’ subscription worth £90 (GBP), a 1-year Buglife membership worth £36 (GBP), the ON1 Professional Plugin Bundle 2021.5 ($149.99 USD), Luminar AI worth $99 (USD).

  • 2nd & 3rd place win a Photocrowd ‘Challenger’ subscription worth £30 GBP

  • 2nd place will win ON1 Photo RAW 2021.5 ($99.99 USD).

  • Shortlisted images* will be featured in an exclusive online gallery. All shortlisted photographers will receive a one year membership to Buglife (£36 each).

(*) The size of each shortlist will be determined by the quality and number of entries in each category.

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
5 September 2021

5 September 2021 to 11 November 2021

Expert judge shortlist announced
11 November 2021

Expert judge winners announced
25 November 2021

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