Share your insect adventures for our #GardentoGarden competition: Final Call!

Posted on 21.07.2020

If you’re aged 8-18 years and interested in the natural world, this is a competition as part of our Heritage Lottery-funded Garden to Garden project calling out for any images of bees, butterflies or other insects. It closes on the 18th September – so get busy!

We appreciate as Autumn starts to turn in, you may see slightly fewer bees, butterflies and other insects out there, but there’s still time to take a look around you as thousands of #minibeasts are still about if you look up close! Or better still, scroll through your camera roll – there might just be a photo you’ve forgotten about waiting to be entered!

We’d love to see any photos, videos or drawings/sketches gathered from your time exploring insects (which can be inspired by our free Insect Explorer guide). The entries will be judged by a panel of artists, scientists and wildlife experts and we’ll be giving away a special clip-on microscope to our 5 favourite entries; and ensure your work is shared and celebrated widely!

The competition is open to anyone aged 8 – 18, living in any part of the world. The closing date for entries is midnight on the 18th September 2020. Images are judged on age and merit.

We’ll announce the winners by the 30th September 2020, so buzz off – and get exploring!

How to enter

Note there are THREE ways to enter:

1) Ask a family member or carer to help you share any photos, videos or sketches of your insect adventures by email to lucy@invisibledust.com

2) Ask a family member or carer to help you share any photos, videos or sketches of your insect adventures on Twitter using the #GardentoGarden hashtag, mentioning @Invisible_Dust.

3) Ask a family member or carer to help you share any photos, videos or sketches of your insect adventures on our Invisible Dust Facebook page using the #GardentoGarden hashtag, mentioning @Invisible_Dust.

When sharing online or by email to lucy@invisibledust.com: please include your first name and your age. If you can also include the part of the world you took the image, even better!

We will make sure to feature and retweet all suitable entries on our social media (Facebook and Twitter), with a selection featured on a special gallery on this website.

Important rules for entering

Please do NOT include any images of human faces – especially if the people in question are under 18. We are just keen to see the insects and nature!

Remember, when sharing your entries online ensure to use the #GardentoGarden hashtag and ideally mention us, @Invisible_Dust

Tell us your thoughts!

We’d love to hear if you enjoyed exploring your garden and taking part in this activity. If you could spare us two minutes we’d love it if you could fill out this simple evaluation form. It helps us to constantly evaluate and improve the way we work, and the way we help bring about change and environmental awareness. Thank you!

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An example of some up close footage by our Garden to Garden artist, Feral Practice


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