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Bees and Pollinators Photo Contest


By launching this photo contest BeeLife aims to raise awareness of the essential role of bees and pollinators for a healthy planet and the increasing challenges that threaten their survival. We invite submissions that portray the beauty and diversity of these beautiful tiny creatures.

You can submit photos displaying bees (honey bees, bumblebees, solitary bees are all eligible) or other insect pollinators. Additionally, providing a descriptive caption for your photo, including how it portrays conservation, will help bring the photo to life.

Photographs should be submitted in high quality (300 dpi or greater), electronic format jpeg or png files sent by email to Photos should be submitted in colour. You may enter the contest with up to three photographs. No printed photos will be accepted.

Entry emails should include:
- Photographer name and email address
- The location where the photo was taken (city, region, country)
- Short description (1-3 sentences)

The judging panel will comprise staff from the BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination.

Notification to winners
Winners will be notified by email and the winning photographs will be announced to the public on World Bee Day on 20 May 2022, on the different communication channels of BeeLife.




The winner's photo will be announced on BeeLife's website, featured in BeeLife's newsletter, and on its social media accounts (Facebook, Linkedln, Twitter), and used in our future publications or promotional materials (credited to the photographer).


As the organisation works on European level. Photos taken in European landscapes are eligible.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Previously published photographs may be accepted as long as you have retained the rights to allow us to use the photo. If people appear in the image, you are responsible for obtaining and providing necessary releases from the individuals in the photo, if requested.

All entries will become the property of BeeLife, and BeeLife reserves the nonexclusive right to use the photographs in publications or promotional materials (credited to the photographer) to support our conservation efforts. You will retain photographer rights and use to the photos.
Participation in this contest implies full acceptance of these rules.


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