Every year, the ESA World of Insects Calendar showcases the stunning beauty of insects and related arthropods through striking, world-class photography.
Photographs are selected by the ESA Committee on the Insect Calendar and must be of the highest aesthetic and technical quality. A call for photos is announced early in the year for the following year's calendar, which is published each year in November.
New: In 2021, ESA launched a weekly "Arthropod Photo of the Week" feature on social media, for which submitted photos may also be considered. Follow along with "Arthropod Photo of the Week" via the #arthropodPOTW hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon.
Call for Photos: CLOSED
The photo submission period for the 2024 World of Insects Calendar closed May 4, 2023.
The ESA Committee on the World of Insects Calendar will evaluate photos for their aesthetic and technical quality, and images for the 2024 calendar will be chosen in July 2023. All winning and non-winning entrants will be notified of the results in mid-July.
The 2024 World of Insects Calendar will be available for purchase in November 2023. Each attendee at 2023 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, November 5-8, in National Harbor, Maryland, will receive one free copy of the 2024 World of Insects Calendar. Additional copies may be purchased onsite or online.
For questions regarding the World of Insects Calendar, please contact Irene Nudd, ESA publications coordinator, at email@example.com, or Joe Rominiecki, ESA manager of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Calendar: Order Now
For the 2023 calendar, more than 675 photos entries were submitted from more than 170 photographers from around the globe. The 2023 cover photo features a yellow false-leaf katydid Orophus tessellatus, by David Turell of Durham, New Hampshire, USA.
The 2023 World of Insects Calendar is available for purchase online. All proceeds from sales of the World of Insects Calendar directly benefit ESA's Chrysalis Fund, which fosters the future of entomology through grants for programs that teach kids about insect science. Learn more about the Chrysalis Fund.