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 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.
2021 Calendar Now Available
For the 2021 calendar, more than 700 photos entries were submitted from more than 180 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 now 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.
Note for Entomology 2020 attendees: Participants who register for the ESA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on November 15, 2020, will receive one (1) free copy of the 2021 World of Insects Calendar (while supplies last). For those not attending Entomology 2020, those who register after the deadline, or those who wish to purchase additional copies, please order online.
Call for Photos: CLOSED
The photo submission period for the 2022 World of Insects Calendar will open in February 2021. Bookmark this page to check for updates in 2021.
The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar evaluates 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.
For questions regarding the World of Insects Calendar, please contact Joe Rominiecki, ESA manager of communications, at email@example.com.