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Environment and Conservation Fund The Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum: Pushing the Frontiers of Biodiversity Knowledge

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Hong Kong Dragonfly & Damselfly Photo Contest

A few weeks ago we entered into the year of the Dragon and to celebrate it during the year, we are pleased for this second edition of the Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum photography contest to be dedicated to dragonflies and their relatives damselflies. These delicate insects are master predators evolving with grace into the air, on vegetation and even in water where they spend the first part of their lives as nymphs. They also present fascinating courtship and reproductive behaviours which should generate numerous stunning pictures. So to your lenses and cameras to capture the beautiful colours and fineness of Odonata, the family of dragons.


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 dragonfly and damselfly (Odonata) and not captive individuals. 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 Here
    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 April 10th 2024 at the earliest.

  5. Once the photographs are selected, the original photographic digital files (JPEG, TIFF or RAW files) and the untouched EXIF data* may 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.

Judging Criteria

  1. Creativity 30%

  2. Photo Aesthetics 35%

  3. Photo Composition 35%



Prizes and Awards

Will be announced soon

Contest Timeline

Contest Begins - 17th Apr, 2024 

Go out and explore dragonfly and damselfly!

Entry Deadline - 31st October, 2024

Results Announcements - 30th November, 2024

Publish Poster - Early 2025


Credit: Reed Andariese

Shall there be any enquiries, please email us at

Funded by


The Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum is funded by Environment and Conservation Fund of
the Hong Kong Government under the EE&CA project 2695: the Environment and Conservation Fund:
The Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum: Pushing the Frontiers of Biodiversity Knowledge

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