World of Insects Calendar
Every year, the ESA World of Insects Calendar showcases the stunning beauty of our arthropod peers through striking, world-class photography.
Photographs are selected by the ESA Committee on the World of Insects 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.
Call for Photos: CLOSED
The photo submission period for the 2020 World of Insects Calendar closed May 13, 2019.
The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar will evaluate photos for their aesthetic and technical quality, and images for the 2020 calendar will be chosen in July 2019. All winning and non-winning entrants will be notified of the results in mid-July.
The 2020 World of Insects Calendar will be available for purchase in November 2019. Each attendee at Entomology 2019, November 17-20, in St. Louis, Missouri, will receive one free copy of the 2020 World of Insects Calendar, and additional copies may be purchased onsite or 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.
For questions regarding the 2020 World of Insects Calendar, please contact Joe Rominiecki, ESA manager of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Calendar: SOLD OUT
For the 2019 calendar, more than 500 photo entries were submitted by 120 insect photographers from around the globe. The 2019 cover photo captures a sawfly mother (Pseudoperga sp., Hymenoptera: Pergidae) and her brood of larvae, taken by Nick Monaghan of Montrose, Victoria, Australia.
The 2019 World of Insects Calendar is sold out. Look for the 2020 edition to go on sale in November 2019.