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Photography Competition 2018

Photography Competition

National Insect Week 2018

The National Insect Week photography competition was launched on Monday 18th June with categories for under and over 18’s. You can enter online now at The competition closes on 31st October. Previous competitions have attracted some stunning entries, which can be viewed in galleries on the competition webpage.

The 1st prize winners will receive a prize of £750 for over 18 and £450 for under 18. The 2nd Prize winners will receive £500 over 18 and £250 for under 18. Runners-up in each category will receive a certificate of commendation (Specially Commended, Highly Commended or Commended) from the Royal Entomological Society..



Editors notes

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National Insect Week

National insect week is a biennual event organised by the Royal Entomological Society to encourage people of all ages to learn more about insects. It is supported by a large number of partner organisations across the UK with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects. Hundreds of events will be taking place nationwide, supported by online activities and learning resources. Find out more at Follow National Insect Week on Twitter at @insectweek or on Facebook at /nationalinsectweek

Royal Entomological Society

The Royal Entomological Society is one of the oldest entomological societies in the world. Many eminent scientists of the past, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, have been fellows. The Society organises regular meetings for insect scientists, as well as hosting international symposia and events for the public. It publishes journals and books as well as identification guides. It has fellows and members all over the world. The aim of the Society is “the improvement and diffusion of entomological science”.


Registered Charity: 213620

Quick links

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INSTAR new magazine for young entomologists -   

Use of RES Images

Photographs or graphics distributed by the Royal Entomological Society (RES) to support this media release may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the persons in the image or facts mentioned in the media release or image caption. Reuse of the picture requires further permission from the RES ([email protected])

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