The 2023 Pollinator Photography Competition is encouraging everyone to get out and capture bees and other pollinators in their local environment, whether it’s in an urban garden, park, school, on a nature strip or on a farm.
The 2023 Pollinator Photography Competition is proudly supported by the Wheen Bee Foundation and sponsored by IWooHoo Beekeeping Supplies, NiSi Filters Australia, Rotarians for Bees, Bee Friendly Farming and the Centre for Bee Education, a collaboration between Bee School by Beechworth Honey and the Wheen Bee Foundation.
The competition will award prizes to the best pictures of bees and other pollinators taken in Australia as judged by the APW Pollinator Photography Competition Judging Panel.
First prize: $1,500 and
NiSi Quick Adjustment Macro Focusing Rail NM-200s
Second prize: $750
Third prize: $500
Special mention I: $250
Special mention II: $250
People’s choice: $750
Sponsored by IWooHoo Beekeeping Supplies, NiSi Filters Australia, Rotarians for Bees and Bee Friendly Farming.
There is a separate category for students, with the best picture from a secondary school student and a primary school student each winning a Planting for Bees Learning Kit for their school as well as a bespoke bee classroom incursion run by the teachers from Bee School by Beechworth Honey.
Secondary School student prize: Planting for Bees Learning Kit and bespoke bee classroom incursion for their nominated school
Primary School Student prize: Planting for Bees Learning Kit and bespoke bee classroom incursion for their nominated school
Sponsored by the Centre for Bee Education, a collaboration between Bee School by Beechworth Honey and the Wheen Bee Foundation.
Submissions open on Thursday 5 October and will be accepted until Sunday 5 November at 11.59pm AEDT.
Winners will be announced at the Discover Bees Through Photography webinar on Thursday 16 November 2023 at 7pm AEDT.
Winners will be published on the Australian Pollinator Week website.
Winners will be contacted by the Wheen Bee Foundation to receive their prize.
Please see full terms and conditions below.
Please complete the required fields below and upload your photo entry. You can enter multiple times, but only 1 photo per entry is allowed.
Competition now closed.
The winners of the 2023 Pollinator Photography Competition will be announced at the Discover Bees through Photography webinar on Thursday 16 November at 7.00pm.
Formation Foragers by Bruce Malcolm
Red Hot Poker by Rikki McTavish
Tricked by Robert Geraghty
Key to Life by Craig Loechel
Covered in Pollen, by Mark Smith
Leafcutter Bee, by Michael Eleveld
Thirsty, by Bruce Malcolm
Pollen extravaganza, by Bruce Malcolm
Blue Banded Bee, by Merrick Bailey
Harlequin Bug in Home Garden by Michael Eleveld
Blue Banded Bee, by Sputnik
Searching, by Bruce Malcolm
Cuckoo Bee, by Jane Frost