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

  1. Wasps or hornets foraging, this does not need to be for nectar or on a flower but those images are acceptable
  2. Wasps or Hornets in flight
  3. Wasp or Hornet nest

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 but do not embed the information into the image.  A maximum of 2 entries for each class may be submitted. The images may be of the Asian Hornets ( Vespa velutina ) or European Hornets (Vespa crabo) or Wasps commonly found in the UK.

By entering the competition you are agreeing to the use of your images by BBKA News, the BBKA Website, BBKA course material and our sponsors E H Thorne (Beehives) Ltd  but we will of course acknowledge you on the photo.

Entries must be received by 20th September 2021.  The decision of the judges is final and the results will be announced 5th October on the BBKA website and in BBKA NEWS.  The winners and runners up will be informed individually.


Many thanks to Thornes for donating vouchers for £40 for the winner and £10 for the runner up of each category.

Prizes will be awarded for the best image in each category and the runner up. Only one prize per person will be awarded to the winner and runner up of each category, (ie they will not be eligible for the winner and runner up prizes). 

Please send your entries to: [email protected]  

Good Luck , most people have mobile phones and there are plenty of wasps around!

Anne Rowberry, BBKA Chair