The 2017 Australian Entomological Society Conference

17 - 20 September 2017

Crowne Plaza in Terrigal, New South Wales

Competitions 2017

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 to be sent to:

Dr Leigh J Pilkington, Manager Plant Biosecurity Research and Centre Director
Biosecurity and Food Safety
Department of Primary Industries
Central Coast Primary Industries Centre, University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus, North Loop Road, Ourimbah NSW 2258
Locked Bag 26, Gosford NSW 2250

By Tuesday 12 September 2017

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.