The 2019 Australian Entomological Society Conference

1 - 4 December 2019

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Bank, Brisbane

Awards & Competitions 2019

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
* 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:

Entries to be sent to:

Ms Dale McIver
Conference Convenor
Alice Event Management & Consultancy
PO Box 5191
Alice Springs NT 0871

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.

If artworks are to be posted, please allow enough time so that they are received by the Conference Convenor by the 19th November 2019.