Photo Contest

photo contest information

All entries must be a photograph of a bug or insect in their natural environment.

Submission of photo must be made on or before July 30, 2018. Submissions can be mailed to: UConn Extension Bug Week, 1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4134, Storrs, CT, 06269-4134 or emailed to

The photo will be judged no later than Thursday, August 9th by the committee. Winners will be notified, and an announcement will be on our website,


  • Photograph must include:
    • Title of photograph
    • The following information must be attached to the back of the photograph, or in your email: Name, address, age of photographer, and category entered
  • An individual may only submit one photograph
  • All entries must be accompanied by a signed photo release stating that the photograph is the work of the entrant.
  • Mailed in entries must be printed on photo paper in any one of the approved sizes: 4”x 6”, 5”x 7”, or 8”x10”
    • frames or mat boards are not allowed on any of the photographs


  • Junior (under 18 by January 1, 2018)
  • Senior (ages 18 and over by January 1, 2018)
  • Professional

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Bug Week Photo Contest – Congratulations to our 2017 entries and winners!

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    1st Place - Jeff Gonci - "Buzzy Bee" - Manchester, CT