The 2016 Australian Entomological Society Conference

27 - 30 November 2016

Rydges on Swanston Street in Melbourne

Competitions 2016

The Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections CHAEC Speaker Prize

CHAEC-logo The Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections is proud to announce the third CHAEC Speaker Prize, valued at $300.00. This award will be presented for an outstanding presentation that highlights collections-based research or the utilisation of entomological collections. The role of CHAEC is to promote all matters of interest relating to entomological collections in Australia, to increase awareness of the importance of entomological collections in research and education, and to facilitate management, cooperation and understanding amongst them.

Illustration and Photographic Competition

The Society’s Illustration and Photographic Competition aims to encourage and recognise high standards of entomological illustration. It is held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference where the entries will be displayed and judged.

The competition consists of three categories, Student Illustration, Open Illustration, and the Photographic category. The illustration categories are further divided into Black and White, and Colour sections.

The Society will usually make available $200 for First Prize and $100 for Second Prize in each of the four illustration categories and $200, $100 and $50 for First, Second and Third Prizes in the photographic section. Highly commended certificates will also be awarded where appropriate.

The judges retain the right not to award all prizes if entry numbers or standards are not sufficient.


Student Illustration

 Open Illustration


* Black and White
* Colour
* Black and White
* Colour


How to enter

Up to three illustrations or photographs of insects or other invertebrates may be submitted per entrant. Illustrations must be whole body (dorsal or lateral views) taxonomic illustrations. Photographs may be taken in the field or from lab-based specimens. The use of image-stacking software is permitted. The mounted illustrations or photos should not exceed 21 x 30cm (approximately A4 size) and must be suitable for reproduction after reduction by 50%.

Please note that these conditions will be strictly applied this year.

Each entry must include:

  • Name of entrant
  • Postal address
  • Category of entry/entries
  • Current enrolment details (if a student)
  • Scientific name of species illustrated

Entries must be either posted to Linda Semeraro by Monday 21st November OR submitted at the conference. 

Please confirm to if and how many photographic and illustration entries you will be submitting.

Postal entries must be carefully packed and include stamps or postal order sufficient to cover the cost of return postage, where necessary.

Linda Semeraro
Entomologist | Biosciences Research Division
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
5 Ring Road, La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC 3083, AUSTRALIA