Prizes await the best digital photograph in each of the following 3 categories:

  1. Asian or European hornet foraging - this does not need to be for nectar or on a flower but those images are acceptable
  2. The prey of Asian Hornets
  3. Asian Hornets eating their prey

Rules for entry

Each digital photograph must be in a ‘jpeg’ format and be 1.5Mb – 5Mb. Images entered in the wrong format will not be judged

Please clearly state your name and address on each entry together with the category you are entering but do not embed the information into the image.  A maximum of 2 entries for each category may be submitted. The images may be of  Asian Hornets (Vespa velutina) or European Hornets (Vespa crabo).

By entering the competition you are agreeing to the use of your images by BBKA News, on the BBKA website, on BBKA course material and by our sponsors Thornes.  We will of course acknowledge you on the photo.

Entries must be received by 20th September 2022. The decision of the judges is final and the results will be announced on 5th October on the BBKA website and in BBKA News.  The winners and runners up will be informed individually.


We are very grateful to EH Thorne for generously donating the prizes. The winner in each category will receive a £25 voucher and the runner up will receive an asian hornet set in acrylic.   

Please send your entries to: [email protected] 

Good Luck!

Don’t forget to join us on Asian Hornet Week (5th - 11th September 2022)

Anne Rowberry
BBKA President

Banner photo by  Paul Davison - 2021 winner of 'Wasps or Hornets in Flight' category