2015 Vita International Honey Bee and Beekeeping Photo Competition

The fourth annual Vita photo competition is now open for entries to anyone with an interest in beekeeping or honeybees.

Winners’ photographs will appear in the 2016 Vita (Europe) Ltd Calendar and they will each receive a copy of the limited edition calendar. There will also be a cash prize plus beekeeping products for the best as judged by an international panel of beekeeping journalists and suppliers.

All suitable entries will also be added to the Vita Gallery, a free online resource of more than 600 honeybee-related photos which is used by beekeeping lecturers and associations across the globe.

Entrants may submit up to four photos (preferably each about 1mb in size) relating to honeybees or beekeeping by emailing them to gallery@vita-europe.com. Photos can be on any relevant topic: from honeybee behaviour, to beekeeping practices, foraging honeybees and honeybee produce.

The outright winner of the competition will receive a €50 cash prize, plus Vita anti-Varroa products for 10 colonies. Runners-up will receive a special package of Vita products. There is also a special prize for the winner of the under-16s category.

The deadline for entries is 18 October 2015.


“I’m very pleased to say that each year our task gets more difficult as the entry numbers and quality increase. The photographs often give insights into the diversity of world beekeeping and last year we were particularly pleased to see many entries from the developing world where beekeeping can often make such a valuable economic impact.”

Terms and Conditions of the 2015 Vita Photo Competition

The competition is open to any individual. Up to four photos (about 1MB 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.

The deadline for entries to the competition is 18 October 2015.

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. Wherever used, Vita will credit the contributor.

Vita will enter your email address on its mailing list unless you specify otherwise. You can ask for your email address to be withdrawn from the mailing list at any time.

For the cash prize, bank transfer details will be required.

The judges’ decision will be final.

See also: Winner of 2014 Vita Photo Competition

Source: Vita (Europe) Ltd.