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Vita Bee Health’s 2023 photo competition – the round dozen!

Vita Bee Health is calling for entries to its 12th annual international photo competition. Winning entries appear in the sought-after limited-edition calendar, which is sent to the Vita distribution network across the world. The closing date is 31 October 2023 (all time zones considered!), and entries are now being accepted.

The 2023 calendar cover

The outright winner of the competition receives a cash prize of €100, and two runners up €50 each. The photographs of eleven other winners will also appear in the 2024 Vita Bee Health calendar and feature in Vita’s monthly email newsletters. All winners receive a copy of the desk calendar.

Photographs should relate to any aspect of honey bees and beekeeping. Those which reflect a particular month or season are particularly welcome.

Entrants may submit up to four photos (at least 2MB in size and preferably as attachments) by emailing them to  by 31 October 2023.

Sebastian Owen, commercial director at Vita Bee Health, said: “Now that smartphones with great cameras are almost everywhere across the world, the opportunities for beekeepers to take fantastic bee-related photos are huge – sticky propolis fingers permitting! As ever, we look forward to seeing the entries and producing the limited-edition calendar which we know holds pride of place in our distributors’ offices across the world.”

The competition will be judged by an international panel of beekeeping specialists and suppliers.

There is also a special prize for the winner of the under-16s category.

All suitable entries will be added to the Vita Gallery, a free online resource of hundreds of honey bee-related photos now used by beekeeping lecturers and associations across the globe.

Photo: 辜立萱 KU, LI-HSUAN, winner of the 2022 competition

Terms and Conditions of the 2023 Vita Photo Competition

The competition is open to any individual. Up to four photos (at least 2MB each in size) relating to honeybees or beekeeping may be submitted. Please include your name, postcode (or equivalent) and country in your email. You may also include captions for your photographs if you wish. If entering the under-16s category, please state your age.

The deadline for entries to the competition is 31 October 2023.

Entrants must certify that the image/s they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. In providing images for the competition, each entrant agrees that Vita can put it in the online Vita Gallery for others to use and in the Vita Calendar and to use it for marketing purposes.

Wherever used, Vita will endeavour to credit the contributor.

Postal addresses will be required from winners and runners up, these addresses will only be used to post the calendars and/or prizes. For the cash prizes, bank transfer details will also be required at the appropriate time.

The judges’ decision will be final.


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