Insect photography winners announced

Winners of the Stamp Out Tramp Ants Insect Photography Competition - Wet Tropics Insects were announced at the Tanks Art Centre recently.

Wet Tropics executive director Andrew Maclean presented the winners with their prizes and certificates with Conservation Volunteers North Queensland Regional Manager, Dr Alice Crabtree in late June.

Winning entrants received a gift voucher, a Daintree Discovery Family pass, a Hugh Martin Ant sculpture and a commemorative certificate. Runners up were presented with a Hugh Martin Ant Sculpture a special ‘Stamp Out Tramp Ants’ USB stick and a commemorative certificate.

Dr Crabtree said competition organisers were ecstatic with the interest the Stamp Out Tramp Ants Insect Photography Competition created.

“The competition helped to raise the awareness of the threat Tramp Ants have on our native flora and fauna in and around the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.”

“By exhibiting the winning photos of these amazing specimens, we hope that people are inspired to take a closer look at the insects in their backyards and at the same time keep a vigilant watch for these extremely destructive invasive ants,” she added.

See the winning and runners up entries which were on display in the Tanks in July.

Winners and runners up:

 

Category: Children under 14

 

 

Katydid

Primo

Fantin

Winner: Children (Under14)

Green Fly

Jasmin

Bailey

Runner up: Children (Under14)

Category: Young Adult 14-17

 

 

Shiny Leaf Bugs

Stevie

Richardson

Winner: Young Adult (14-17)

Stick insect?

Jan

Lukac

Runner up: Young Adult (14-17)

Category: Adult 18+ Compact / Mobile Cameras

 

 

Mayfly

Tamara

Vallance

Winner Adult (18+) compact/mobile

Fly on Bark (Amenia sp)

Craig

Harriss

Runner up: (18+) compact/mobile

Shield Bug

Buck

Richardson

Runner up (18+) compact /mobile

Category: Adult 18+ SLR

 

 

 

Preying Mantis

Kathryn

Robertson

Winner: Adult (18+) SLR Camera

Elephant Weevil Andrea Lim Runner up: Adult (18+) SLR Camera

 

Insect photography winners announced

Published: 12th Jul 2013

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