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Jamie Spensley

Young Bug Photographer

In association with Buglife Bug Photography Awards

Open Judging Results

This category is open to anyone aged 13-17 on 5th September 2021. There are no restrictions – you can submit images of any bug and/or bug habitat, taken on any device. Have a look at the other category briefs for ideas and inspiration.

The title of Young Bug Photographer of the Year will be awarded to the photographer whose single image wins this category. You can enter up to 6 images into this category, and whilst the title will be awarded on the basis of a single image, where a photographer has submitted other high quality images, this may be taken into consideration by the judging panel.

'Young Bug Photographer' is sponsored by MPB, who are giving a £500 (GBP) gift voucher to the category winner. There are loads of other great prizes, too, for the 1st, 2nd , 3rd and shortlisted photographers.

Prize details

The 'Young Bug Photographer' category winner will receive:

  • The title ‘Young Bug Photographer of the Year 2020’
  • £250 (GBP) cash prize
  • MPB voucher worth £500.00 (GBP)
  • 3 years of Photocrowd ‘Master' subscription worth £270 (GBP)
  • 1 year of ‘Household’ membership to Buglife worth £54 (GBP)
  • The ON1 Professional Plugin Bundle 2021.5 (valued at $149.99 USD)
  • Luminar AI worth $99 USD
  • An Adaptalux 100mm macro phone lens worth £30.00 GBP

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

  • 2nd place will win ON1 Photo RAW 2021.5 (valued at $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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