Get up close to creepy crawlies & become Bug Photographer of the Year!

Bug Photography Awards 2020
Mofeed Abu Shalwa, was crowned Bug Photographer of the Year in the inaugural contest in 2020 for this shot of a ‘Red palm weevil’ (Image credit: Mofeed Abu Shalwa)

Have you got an eye for bugs? Or do you like hunting for creepy crawlies with your macro lens? Then this photography competition could be just the thing to give you the recognition you deserve. 

Now in its second year, the Bug Photography Awards 2021 are being organized by Photocrowd with a prize pot up for grabs of £21,000 (over $29,000). The competition will raise funds for inverterbrate conservation at the same time through wildlife charity Buglife.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.