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Hong Kong Jumping Spider Photo Contest

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The diversity of spiders is astonishing with nearly 50,000 species globally! In Hong Kong, the full diversity of spiders is still largely underappreciated and new spider species are frequently recorded or described, such as the surprising caterpillar-mimicking jumping spider, Uroballus carlei, described in 2019.


Spiders play fundamental roles in ecosystems and for human societies, but are, unfortunately, often under-appreciated by the public. As predators, spiders regulate the populations of many species of insects and other arthropods consuming 440 to 880 million tons of prey annually (equivalent to the weight of all living humans ingested each year). They are also a main food source for many other animals like birds, frogs, lizards or geckos, who directly depend on them for their survival!

Photo Credit: Dr. Benoit Guénard, Ms. Sasha Haldane, Mr. Marco Chan, Ms. Silvy Chan

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  1.  Bring a new light on the awesomeness, diversity and ecological importance of spiders

  2.  Introduce jumping spiders (Salticidae) to the public

  3.  Produce a Jumping Spider Poster introducing their diversity


People of any age can participate.

Children and teens under the age of 18 should obtain consent* from their parents/legal guardians and are encouraged to work with them.

​*Download the Parents/Legal Guardians Consent Form


Entry Terms and Conditions

  1. Photographs must be taken in Hong Kong. 

  2. Wildlife harassment including staged, captured, baiting photography is prohibited.

  3. Subjects of photographs must be wild jumping spiders (Salticidae) and not pet individuals. A maximum of 5 different pictures can be submitted per participant.

  4. For photographs, only minor exposure and contrast correction or cropping is acceptable. Any changes to the original photograph not mentioned here, including digitally adding or removing anything, changing the colour of the photograph, or other image correction processes not mentioned here are unacceptable.

  5. If the Organiser has discovered or believed that the Participant has violated any of the terms and conditions, his/her entry will be disqualified.

  6. Participants under the age of 18 shall obtain consent from their parents or guardians and understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions announced by the Organiser.

  7. Employees of the Organiser and supporting organisations, judges, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Contest. 

  8. In case of any inconsistency between the English version and Chinese version of these Terms and Conditions, the English version shall prevail.

  9. The Organiser retains the right to amend the terms and conditions to settle any issues during the event.

  1. Photographs must be the original work of the entrant with no watermarks, and the entrant must be the sole copyright holder of the photograph so entered. Copying of others' work is prohibited and if established will lead to immediate exclusion from the contest.

  2. Photographs must not have been exposed to any event, platform or under other copyrights.  

  3. Participants understand that by submitting their work to the competition they give the Organizer the right to use, edit, modify, disseminate and publish the photos for advertising and education purposes.

  4. Participants must not violate any law and regulations including rights of intellectual property, confidentiality and privacy.

  5. Photographs must not contain any obscene, violent, pornographic, defamatory, indecent, insulting, controversial or any illegal content.

  6. If photographs or acts from the Participant violate any third-party rights, the Participant himself/ herself will be solely responsible for any consequences including claims, loss of reputation or damage to both parties of the Organiser and the Participant. 

  7. If the Organiser has discovered or believed that the Participant has violated any of the above, his/her entry will be disqualified.

Submission Details
  1. Please submit and upload the participating entry at
    Please name the files in the format of: Passport ID/HKID first 4 characters_Full ID Name_Image Number e.g. Y123_ChanTaiMan_1 

  2. Photos are required to be submitted in digital format: JPG, PNG, JPEG, TIFF and below file size of 10MB. 

  3. A maximum of 5 files per participant can be submitted. Using multiple accounts is strictly prohibited and will result in the exclusion of the contraveners.

  4. Time, date and location of the photographs are required. Pictures should have been taken after May 22nd 2021 at the earliest.

  5. Once the photographs are selected, the original photographic digital files (JPEG, TIFF or RAW files) and the untouched EXIF data* will be requested. Participants who fail to submit original files will be disqualified.


*EXIF stands for “Exchangeable image file format”, a standard that contains interchange information about the image file. In Windows system, right-click a photo and select “Properties” and check under “Details”. For Mac, you can right-click on a photo and select “Get Info” or use “Command + I” shortcut.


  1. Creativity 30%

  2. Photo Aesthetics 35%

  3. Photo Composition 35%

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Prizes and Awards

10 Outstanding Awards 

Winning photos will be used in the publish of Jumping Spider Poster

Prizes to be announced

Contest Timeline

Contest Begins - 1st May, 2023 

Go to the Wild to Explore Jumping Spiders!


Entry Deadline - 31st October, 2023

Results Announcements - 30th November, 2023

Publish Jumping Spider Poster - January 2024


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