International Carnivorous Plant Society

2021 Photo Contest

The ICPS concluded this year’s inaugural World Carnivorous Plant Day with our annual photo contest.  

The 2021 Judges:

  • Mindy Lighthipe draws and paints the beauty of nature. She believes in protecting the earth and does so by educating people through her art. Her goal is to record the earth’s species in the 21st century and educate people to preserve it.

  • Bertha Vazquez is the director of the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science, a non-profit foundation passionate about helping teachers explain evolution in an effective and engaging way.

We had about 150 entries! Your enthusiasm and passion for carnivorous plants is inspiring. Thank you to everyone who participated. Start snapping photos now for next year’s contest.

Winners received a 1-year membership to ICPS.

Photo contest curated by ICPS Education Director, Kenny Coogan


Photo Contest Video with all entries.


Category 1: Portraits of Carnivorous Plants (a single plant or collection). Winner: Stephane Joly from France. Drosophyllum lusitanicum and prey.

Category 2: Carnivorous Plants in the Wild (photos taken of plants in their natural habitat). Winner: Krzysztof Banaś from Poland. Drosera intermedia.

Category 3: People and Plants (Wacky or serious photo of carnivorous plants and the people who love them). Winner: Phillip Bernie from Australia. Sarracenia sp. with a spectator.