ISBE Photo Competition

Enter your best photos to the ISBE yearly photo competition!

Note: Entires for the 2016 competition are now closed.

Prizes include book prizes from Oxford University Press for winning entries for each of the three categories. Winning photographs will be published on this website.



Behavior and interactions
Photos should depict aspects of behavior or behavioral interactions between organisms. 

Behavioral Ecology in action 
Photos should relate to conducting research in behavioral ecology and could include field work or experiments.

Student Prize
This category is only open to current student members of ISBE. Photos should depict any aspect of behavior and behavioral ecology.


Competition rules

  • Please send your photos to
  • The winner and runners up will be announced in the ISBE Newsletter. 
  • The competition is open to current ISBE members only
  • Applicants can only submit one photograph per category and the same photo can not be submitted for more than one category
  • All photos must be accompanied by an entry form available here that describes the species name and a description of the scene.
  • Entries must be digital images saved in TIFF, JPEG or RAW file.
  • Digital enhancements must be kept to a minimum and must be declared. Both the original and the enhanced image must be submitted.
  • All submitted files must include the entrant’s surname in the file name.
  • A panel of judges appointed by the ISBE executive will judge the entries and their decision is final. Winning entries will be announced in the ISBE Newsletter and displayed on the ISBE website. Winners will be notified by email.
  • It is a condition of entry that all submissions are entered under a Creative Commons License (, will be displayed on the ISBE website and may be used for non-commercial purposes.
  • The ISBE does not accept any responsibility should an entry be lost, damaged or the submission be delayed. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.