Call for 2016 Insect Calendar Photos

Annapolis, MD: February 7, 2015 -- ESA is looking for outstanding insect photos to grace our “World of Insects 2016 Calendar.” Photos should be of the highest aesthetic and technical quality. Photographs for the calendar will be selected by the ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar. The requirements for submission of photos for the purposes of judging are:

1. JPG format (no more than 3000 pixels wide);

2. Common or scientific name must be included in each filename;

3. All photographs must be horizontal and rectangular (vertical or square photos will not be accepted);

4. Photographs of dead insects that are posed or mounted are not allowed;

5. A maximum of eight (8) photographs may be submitted by a single photographer (more than 8 submissions will disqualify all photographer’s entries);

6. Submissions must be e-mailed to ESA headquarters ( by close of business on May 15, 2015; and

7. Winning photographers will be asked to write a concise paragraph to accompany the photograph on the biology of the species or genus/family.