Pollinator Photography Contest

June 3rd - 23, 2019

Celebrate National Pollinator Week (NPW) and UCF’s certification as a “Bee Campus USA” by entering Sustainability Initiatives’ second annual Pollinator Photography Contest!

NPW is an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. Capture a winning shot of a pollinator to increase awareness of these elusive creatures. 

Submit your entry from June 3 – 23 for your chance to win one of three pollinator gift baskets. Judges include a representative from the Arboretum, a professor of biology, and a photographer alumnus. 

Follow @sustainableUCF on social media as we highlight entries and their subjects. Winners and a gallery of all submissions will be posted here on July 1.

*2019 Contest submission period has concluded.

2019 Pollinator Photography Contest Winners

1st Place: Sunflower Bee - Dakota Boehner
2nd Place: Fluff - James Lilkendey
3rd Place: Contentment II - Renee Kiffin

View our 2019 submissions.

Sunflower Bee - Dakota Boehner
Bee-utiful Pollination Station - Jeffrey Cefalo
Bee at East End - Dalton Larson
New Comb - Sara Peluso
Bee My Sunshine - Lauren Ritchie
Love at First Flight - Gianna Fanelli
Blanketflower Bee - Jennifer Steele
Lavender Buzz by Taylor Kuperberg
Ladybug on an Orange Tree - Cristina Glynn
Bee Happy - Olivia Feild
Onward - Katherine Rohe
Contentment II - Renee Kiffin
On the Go - Irina Lediaeva
Yostemite Bee - Luis Monroy
Fluff - James Lilkendey
Gulf Fritillary - Shelby Theisen
A Butterflies World - Madison Buettner
Beekeepers - Ann Marie Palmer
Pollen from the Peregrina - Christian Tabet
Let it Bee - Padmavathi Ganduri
Le Papillon - Ashlen Clifford
Across the Sun - Julio Lemus
Keanu Beeves - Ashley Garcia

2018 Pollinator Photography Contest Winners

Olivia Feild — Buzzy Bee
1st Place: Buzzy Bee by Olivia Feild
Rachel Waag — The Taste Test
2nd Place: The Taste Test by Rachel Waag
Tahlia Betancurth — Uh Huh, Honey
3rd Place: Uh Huh, Honey by Tahlia Betancurth