Currently, as of Oct 24, 2016, we are: (1) Receiving bug contestants! (1a) Logging in bugs... at OU we have dozens of new bugs! (2) Photographing bugs! (3) Arranging photos! (4) Doing final judging & naming winners! (5) Announcing winners (SEE BELOW) (6) Scheduling awards ceremonies and mailing posters
|Great Black Wasp
Central High Elementary
|Gray Sphinx Moth
Newcastle Middle School
|Viceroy Butterfly Larva
|White-Marked Tussock Moth (Caterpillar)
Riverfield Country Day School
|Waved Sphinx Moth
Sapulpa Middle School
|Texas Black Phanaeus
|Orange Caterpillar Parasite Wasp
The Academy of Classical Christian Studies
OMS Logo Bug
As always, the competition was close. If you want to see ALL of the bugs of this 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.
Here is a link to This Past 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.
Clisk the following link if you want to see a full size PDF poster (but it may take a few moments to load.
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") or free online at PBS (starting at 29:35).
The Contest begins in August each year with results typically announced in November or December.
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This page was last revised 10/04/16.