North Carolina Entomological Society’s annual photo contest

Here is a guest post by NCSU’s own Colin Funaro in regards to this year’s North Carolina Entomological Society’s  annual photo contest. Read below how you can receive recognition for the awesome photos you already love taking!

I am happy to announce the North Carolina Entomological Society’s annual photo contest! Here are the details -

TO ENTER: Submit digital images (JPGs preferred) of living insects or related arthropods to All images must be received no later than Monday, October 19, 2012. Please include your name, a title, and category of competition for each image (category choices below). Each participant may submit a maximum of six images. Images will be displayed and judged on a screen using a LCD projector, so keep the image size and resolution appropriate (96 dpi, 2-3 MB). The contest is open both to members and non-members. Although emailed images are preferred, CD versions can be sent to:

Colin Funaro
Department of Entomology
Box 7613, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7613, USA

JUDGING: All submissions will be reviewed by a team of judges and the top four images in each of the following five categories will be selected for final judging at the North Carolina Entomological Society Fall Banquet on October 25th, 2012 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.


  1. Adult insect or related arthropod (excluding moths and butterflies)
  2. Adult Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
  3. Immature insect or related arthropod (caterpillars, nymphs, etc.)
  4. Unusual / Extreme / Close-up of Insect, Arthropod, or other Invertebrate (unusual or extreme invertebrates; interesting behavior; close-up photographs)
  5. Young photographer (any insect or related arthropod submitted by a
    contestant 12 years old or younger)

An image may be entered in only one category (indicated by contestant in the email submission). The criteria for judging images will be determined by the judging team.

The top four images in each category will be shown twice, category by category, at the Fall Banquet and attendees will cast votes the “Best Image” in each category and “Best in Show.”

RECOGNITION: If possible, all images submitted for the contest will be displayed in a presentation at the North Carolina Entomological Society Fall Banquet. Winners of “Best Image” in each category and “Best in Show” will receive an award certificate. Winning images will be displayed on the Society’s web page with proper credit to the photographer.

If you have questions regarding the contest or if you would like information regarding the Fall Banquet, contact Colin Funaro (

We hope to receive some great submissions this year! Good Luck!

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