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Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020

Enter this inaugural year of the Luminar Bug Photography Awards - showcasing the best invertebrates photography from around the world, and raising vital funds for invertebrate conservation with our partner, Buglife.

10 categories for all to enter, and a Young Bug Photographer category for those aged 13-17.

There are 10 subject categories:

• Aquatic Bugs
• Arachnids
• Beetles
• Flies, Bees, Wasps and Dragonflies
• Butterflies and Moths
• Snails and Slugs
• All The Other Bugs
• Extreme Close-up
• Bug Homes
• Mobile phone photography

It is imperative that images submitted to the Bug Photography Awards do not feature creatures who have come to harm at the hands of the photographer.

By submitting an image to the awards you confirm that any creatures in those images were interacted with during the image making process in a way that treated them respectfully and did not result in them experiencing distress, injury or death.

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

Overall winner:
- The title ‘Bug Photographer of the Year 2020’
- £2,500 (GBP) cash prize
- Luminar ‘Max’ bundle worth $262 (USD)
- 3 years of Photocrowd ‘Master’ subscription worth £270 (GBP)
- 1 year of ‘Household’ membership to Buglife worth £54 (GBP)

Category winners:
- £250 (GBP) cash prize
- Luminar ‘Max’ bundle worth $262 (USD)
- 1 year of Photocrowd ‘Master’ subscription worth £90 (GBP)
- 1 year of Buglife membership worth £36 (GBP)
- 5 copies of the Awards Calendar, featuring your winning image
- 2nd & 3rd place in all categories win a Luminar ‘Plus’ bundle worth $162 (USD)
- 2nd & 3rd place in all categories win a Photocrowd ‘Challenger’ subscription worth £30 (GBP)

Young Bug Photographer winner:
- The title ‘Young Bug Photographer of the Year 2020’
- Luminar ‘Max’ bundle worth $262 (USD)
- 3 years of Photocrowd ‘Master' subscription worth £270 (GBP)
- 1 year of ‘Household’ membership to Buglife worth £54 (GBP)

Shortlisted photographers:
- A total of 20 images in each category will be shortlisted and featured in an exclusive online gallery
- All shortlisted photographers will receive a one year membership to Buglife (£36 each)

Eligibility:

Photographers of any age and nationality can enter the 10 main subject categories.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All imagery MUST be the exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another. The Copyright for each image entered will remain with the submitting photographer. By entering the Competition and submitting your photograph(s), you hereby grant Photocrowd Ltd, Buglife and the awards sponsors a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use your photograph(s) for any purpose connected with the Competition, including (but not limited to), promoting the Competition within printed and online media, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Competition book, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Competition calendar or other merchandise, display at exhibitions, use in press, promotional and marketing materials, social media networks and for the promotion of any future photographic competition in both print and online media.

Theme:

Macro/Micro Nature