Sufyaan-and-Swarm.-1st-Place-overall-and-Bees-in-Nature-category-Wahid-Malawiya-of-Fiji

Pacific Islands World Bee Day 2024 Photo Contest Winners

Four impartial judges evaluated the 33 photos entered. The scores from each judge were added together to determine the contest winners.

The winners of FBA’s 2024 World Bee Day photo contest are:

  • 1st Place, overall and Bees in Nature category: Wahid Malawiya of Fiji for “Sufyaan and Swarm”
  • 2nd Place, overall and Bees in Nature category: Arneth Jamepa of Papua New Guinea for “Bee on Zinnia”
  • 3rd Place, overall and 1st in the Value of Bees and Beekeeping category: Atrul Nisha of Fiji for “Youth Honey Harvest”

The competition was close. An honourable mention to Joshua Prasad (Fiji), Tia McCay Prasad (Fiji), Debra Allan (Tonga), Alistair Macquarie (Cook), Uili Lousi (Tonga), and Eleutilde Vainikolo (Tonga) for their high scores in the judging.

Sufyaan and Swarm. 1st Place, overall and Bees in Nature category: Wahid Malawiya of Fiji
2nd Place, overall and Bees in Nature category: Arneth Jamepa of Papua New Guinea for “Bee on Zinnia”
3rd Place, overall and 1st in the Value of Bees and Beekeeping category: Atrul Nisha of Fiji for “Youth Honey Harvest

The top two overall photos will be submitted to Apimondia’s worldwide photography competition in Copenhagen, Denmark, September next year. A few top photos will also be sent to local news media to accompany May 20 World Bee Day articles.

Thanks to all participants for entering and sharing to beauty of bees and beekeeping in your photos. There were 15 photos (out of 33 judged) that received at least one positive mention from the judges.

The photo judges were:

  • Maureen Conquer – Apimondia’s New Zealand representative and professional honey taster
  • Megan Denver – Apimondia’s Rural Development Commission chairperson
  • Jodie Goldsworthy – Apimondia Australia representative and owner of Beechworth Honey.
  • Cooper Schouten – Senior Research Fellow and Director of Bees for Sustainable Livelihoods, Southern Cross University

World Bee Day is designated by the United Nations and observed annually on May 20. It raises awareness about the essential role that bees and other pollinators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

This photo contest was organized by Apimondia’s Oceania Commission and Fiji Farmer to Farmer.

Thank you, contestants and judges, for your participation in this year’s World Bee Day competition. Enjoy the photos!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/548271995527538
Shopping Cart