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Here is the complete flyer for the current 2014 Call for Bug Submissions

The Winning Bugs for Last Year's Contest!
Ant Lion
East Elementary
Bee Assassin
Canute Elementary
Blister Beetle
Emerson Elementary
Carolina Sphynx Moth
Inola Elementary
Cottonwood Borer
Holy Trinity
Eastern Hercules Beetle
Schwartz Elementary, OKC
Long Horned Bee
East Elementary
Praying Mantis
Will Rogers Elementary, OKC
Red Fire Ant
Perkins-Tryon Elementary
Robber Fly
Roff School
OMS Logo Bug
Robber Fly
Yale Elementary
Velvet Ant
Marlow Middle School, Marlow
Water Strider
Grandview School

As always, the competition was close. If you want to see ALL of the bugs of last year (including the one from your school, if your school entered), Click Here!

*Bugsy is our logo. He didn't actually win, but we thought we would be nice to him and act like he did.

Each of the winning schools will receive a brand-new Leica stereomicroscope for their school!

Here is a link to Last Year's Poster!

What does an award ceremony look like? OMS scientists descend on the winning school bringing prizes, posters and images of the winning bug along with fun activities.

Here are some scenes from an Altus Intermediate School Award ceremony

The PBS "Beauty of Ugly" show, which includes Ugly Bug, was originally aired in November 2007. Now available on DVD through PBS (for purchase) and by rental at verious places (look up "Nature: The Beauty of Ugly").

The Contest begins in August each year with results typically announced in November, December or January.



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This page was last revised Dec 05, 2014.