Take a closer look at creepy crawlies and become Bug Photographer of the Year!

Luminar Bug Photography Awards 2020 has £23,000 worth of prizes up for grabs in this new annual macro photo contest
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Have you got an eye for bugs? Or do you like hunting for creepy crawlies with your macro lens? Then this new photography competition could be just the thing to give you the recognition you deserve. The Bug Photography Awards 2020 are being organised by Photocrowd, and are being sponsored by Luminar – and there is a prize pot up for grabs of £23,000 (over $28,000). The competition will raise funds for inverterbrate conservation at the same time through wildlife charity Buglife.

There area ten different categories that you can enter, covering all the main types of bugs that you could aim your camera at. They are:

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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.