Competitions

ICD9 will be hosting the following competitions:

(Certificates will be awarded and all prizes will be academic books on Diptera).

Chrysopilus sp. (Rhagionidae) (photograph © S.A. Marshall)

Fly photography (open to all delegates)

  • Photographs should either depict Diptera in life or other digital formats of flies or fly structures.
  • A maximum of two photographs per person can be submitted for judging.
  • Photographs must be printed and should be 8″ x 10″ (20 cm x 25 cm) in size.
  • Photographs will be erected on poster boards provided in the foyer area, with the photograph’s name.
  • We hope the competition will be judged by Stephen A. Marshall and/or Robert R. Copeland and will be judged on composition, originality and clarity.
  • Certificates and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place at the ICD9 closing ceremony and winning photographs will be posted on the ICD9 website.
  • All decisions regarding the outcome of competitions are at the discretion of the judges and all decisions are final.
  • Those delegates wishing to enter the competition should contact icd9@nasmus.co.za.

Photography competition entry form

  • Please enter your email address.
    Please give an indication as to the number of photos you'll be submitting for the competition.

Best student presentation (open to registered students only)

Best student poster (open to registered students only)

  • Presentations and posters will be judged by a selection panel of leading dipterists.
  • Only full-time students who provide a letter from their supervisor (promoter) or university upon registration are eligible.
  • Prizes and certificates will be awarded for first and second place at the ICD9 closing ceremony.
  • All decisions regarding the outcome of competitions are at the discretion of the judging panel and all decisions are final.

We acknowledge the following sponsors of prizes: