Friday, May 28, 2010

Bristol Zoo launches insect photography competition

To celebrate next month’s National Insect Week, Bristol Zoo Gardens is inviting budding photographers to enter its insect photography competition.

The competition is open to all ages and abilities and the best six photos will be displayed in the Zoo’s gallery in Bug World.

To enter your photos, simply visit the Zoo’s website:  and upload your best images.

The winning entries will be chosen by the Zoo’s judging panel, made up of the Zoo’s invertebrate keeper, in-house artist and graphic designer. They will select one overall winner, two runner-ups and three highly commended photographs.

The closing date is midnight on Sunday, June 13, 2010. The six winning photos will be on displayed in Bug World for one year.

As part of National Insect Week (June 21-27), Bristol Zoo will also be hosting an insect macro photography exhibition in Bug World, featuring photographs taken by two Somerset-based nature photographers, Robin Williams and John Bebbington. Zoo visitors will also be able to find out about the world of ladybirds, and go on a ladybird hunt around the Zoo. There will also be a chance to meet leaf and stick insects over the weekend of June 26 and 27.

For more information about National Insect Week, visit the website

To find out more about Bristol Zoo Gardens and what’s on over the coming weeks, visit the website at  or phone 0117 974 7300.

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