World of Insects Calendar

World of Insects Calendar cover collage

Every year, the ESA World of Insects Calendar showcases the stunning beauty of insects and related arthropods through striking, world-class photography.

Photographs are selected by the ESA Committee on the Insect Calendar and must be of the highest aesthetic and technical quality. A call for photos is announced early in the year for the following year's calendar, which is published each year in November.

New this year: ESA plans to launch a weekly "insect photo of the week" feature on social media, for which submitted photos may also be considered.

Call for Photos: CLOSED

The photo submission period for the 2022 World of Insects Calendar closed May 5, 2021.

The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar will evaluate photos for their aesthetic and technical quality, and images for the 2022 calendar will be chosen in July 2021. All winning and non-winning entrants will be notified of the results in mid-July.

The 2022 World of Insects Calendar will be available for purchase in November 2021. Each attendee at Entomology 2021, October 31–November 3, in Denver, Colorado, will receive one free copy of the 2022 World of Insects Calendar. Additional copies may be purchased onsite or online.


For questions regarding the 2022 World of Insects Calendar call for photos, please contact Joe Rominiecki, ESA manager of communications, at

2021 Calendar

2021 World of Insects Calendar

For the 2021 calendar, more than 700 photos entries were submitted from more than 160 photographers from around the globe. The 2021 cover photo captures a just-molted bush grasshopper (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) in Madagascar, photographed by Tom Myers, BCE, of Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

The 2021 World of Insects Calendar is available for purchase online. All proceeds from sales of the World of Insects Calendar directly benefit ESA's Chrysalis Fund, which fosters the future of entomology through grants for programs that teach kids about insect science. Learn more about the Chrysalis Fund.