Judging in progress

Shortlist: 11th Nov 2021

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2021 Awards now in judging

The Buglife Bug Photography Awards 2021 are now closed to entries, and our prestigious panel of judges are busy choosing the shortlisted images in each category, which will be announced on 11th November. Good luck to everyone who has entered!

This year 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.

In 2021 we have another stellar judging panel, £20,000 of prizing to give away including £5,000 in cash, and once again bug photographers around the world are competing for the prestigious title of the Buglife Bug Photographer of the Year 2021. We can’t wait to see what the judges choose as their winning images!

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The Buglife Bug Photographer of the Year 2021

The Buglife Bug Photographer of the Year 2021

The overall winner will be chosen by our judging panel based on each photographer’s 5 most successful images

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