Australian Entomological Society - 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference

and Australasian Arachnological Society - 2012 Conference

Sunday 25 - Wednesday 28 November 2012, The Old Woolstore, Hobart

The Phil Carne Prize

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The Australian Entomological Society’s Phil Carne Prize is aimed at fostering high quality entomological research in young scientists. The name of the prize celebrates contributions made by Dr Phil Carne to the science of entomology and the Australian Entomological Society.

The prize is a certificate and also includes cash remuneration to the value of $AUD300. The winner will be invited to present their paper at Conference and receives a maximum of $AUD1,000 towards conference expenses (registration, travel, accommodation) on receipts.

The prize is open to any honours or postgraduate student enrolled in an Australian University, either full-time or part-time, who has not submitted their thesis by the closing date. Entrants do not have to be members of the Australian Entomological Society.

Details on the Prize, the entry form and closing date are available on the website of the Australian Entomological Society.

Illustration and Photographic Competition

The Society’s Illustration and Photographic Competition aims to encourage and recognise high standards of entomological illustration. It is held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference where the entries will be displayed and judged.

The competition consists of three categories, Student Illustration, Open Illustration, and the Photographic category. The illustration categories are further divided into Black and White, and Colour sections.

The Society has usually made available $100 for First Prize and $50 for Second Prize in each of the four illustration categories and $100, $50 and $25 for First, Second and Third Prizes in the photographic section. Highly commended certificates will also be awarded where appropriate.

The judges retain the right not to award all prizes if entry numbers or standards are not sufficient.

Entries for the ILLUSTRATION competition, up to three per entrant, must be whole body (dorsal or lateral views) taxonomic illustrations of insects or other invertebrates. The mounted illustrations should not exceed 21 x 30cm (approximately A4 size) and must be suitable for reproduction after reduction by 50%.  Only entries which meet these requirements will be judged.

Entries for the PHOTOGRAPHICcompetition, up to three per entrant can be of any insects or other invertebrates, and can be of whole insects or parts of insects. The mounted photographs should not exceed 21 x 30cm (approximately A4 size). Only entries which meet these requirements will be judged.

Categories: Student Illustration Section Colour
Black and White
Open Illustration Section Colour
Black and White
Photographic Section


Entries must be received by 18 September. Postal entries must be carefully packed and include stamps or postal order sufficient to cover the cost of return postage, where necessary. PLEASE SEE ADDRESS DETAILS BELOW. Although all care will be taken to return artwork, the Organising Committee acceptes no responsibility for lost or damaged artwork.

Each entry is to be accompanied by the following information:

1. Name of entrant
2. Postal address
3. Category of entry/entries
4. Current enrolment details (if a student)
5. Scientific name of species illustrated

Entries can be taken to the conference or sent by 20 November to Dr Geoff Allen. Please email if you intend to submit an illustration or photograph so we can ensure sufficent display space is provide.

Dr Geoff Allen
Assoc. Professor in Entomology
School of Agricultural Science/TIAR
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 54
Hobart TAS 7001

Reproduction of Images

The Australian Entomological Society shall have the right to display selected works in public and to reproduce the illustrations, with appropriate acknowledgment, on Society goods which it sells, and in magazines, for a fee.