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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Photography Competition 2016

The National Insect Week Photography Competition is now closed. The winning photographs will be announced at 16:00 (UK) on 26 January 2017 and displayed on these pages. We would like to thank everyone that submitted a photograph to the competition.

You can have a look at the fantastic winning photographs from previous NIW competitions below.

Did you know?

Most misunderstood insect in the UK

Earwigs, which don’t go in ears, except by rare accident. Originally 'ear-wing' as their wings are human ear shaped.

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