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: In 2021, ESA launched a weekly "Arthropod 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 2023 World of Insects Calendar closed May 4, 2022.
The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar will evaluate photos for their aesthetic and technical quality, and images for the 2023 calendar will be chosen in July 2022. All winning and non-winning entrants will be notified of the results in mid-July.
The 2023 World of Insects Calendar will be available for purchase in November 2022. Each attendee at 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 13-16, in Vancouver, will receive one free copy of the 2023 World of Insects Calendar. 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 2023 World of Insects Calendar call for photos, please contact Joe Rominiecki, ESA manager of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Irene Nudd, ESA publications assistant, at email@example.com.
For the 2022 calendar, more than 740 photos entries were submitted from more than 180 photographers from around the globe.
The 2022 cover photo captures a group of newly hatched brown marmorated stink bug nymphs (Halyomorpha halys), photographed by Tom Astle of Sherman Oaks, California, USA.