World Bee Day, May 20, 2024, is a day of awareness about the importance of Honey Bees, and why we need to protect them.
The Oceania region of Apimondia, the world federation of beekeeping associations, is organizing a bee themed photography contest for Pacific islanders. Amateur beekeeper-photographers are invited to enter their best photographs to the competition. This post is early notice of this 2024 competition.
World Bee Day, May 20, is a day of awareness about the importance of honey bees and why we need to protect them. Designated by the United Nations, World Bee Day seeks to inform and educate people about honey bees and their impact on our biodiversity.
Winners will receive recognition in World Bee Day 2024 press releases to public news media that includes the top-judged photographs. The photographs will likely appear in newspapers and online media related to World Bee Day, with credit given to photographers.
The top two winning photographs will also be printed and entered into Apimondia’s World Beekeeping Awards photography contest, under the photographers’ names, to be judged at the 2025 Apimondia Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The tentative schedule is for this competition:
- Open for entries on Friday, March 1, 2024
- Close of entries end of day on Tuesday, April 30, 2024
- Entries may be emailed to [email protected] before the end of day on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
- Entries will receive email confirmation of entry.
Each photo will be assigned a number for blind judging by a few world-recognized leaders in photography and beekeeping who are outside the Pacific region.
Judges will be announced in a later communication.
Entry Guidelines For Photo Competition
Photos must have been taken by a Pacific islander, living in any Pacific country or territory, who is not a professional photographer.
Photos should include bees (any species), beekeeping, or otherwise show the value of bees in agriculture or the world’s ecosystems.
Photos will be judged in two categories (tentative titles): Bees in Nature, and The Value of Bees and Beekeeping
Up to two entries per beekeeping household may be entered in each category (up to 4 photos total).
Send high resolution photographs (up to 25 MB) by email to [email protected]. Each entry should be accompanied by a photo title, and name of the photographer.
There is no cost to enter this competition. By entering, contestants consent to Apimondia using their photograph entries for non-commercial purposes, including submission to news media, with credit given to the photographer.
The format of this contest is subject to change based on possible increases in funding/prizes, and interest. Contest updates will be announced on https://www.facebook.com/groups/FijiBeekeepers and other social media. This competition is organized by Apimondia’s Oceania region in collaboration with Fiji Farmer to Farmer and possibly other NGOs.