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2017 Ugly Bug Winners!

Tobacco Hornworm
Wilson Elementary School
Asian Tiger Mosquito
Children's House Montessori of Norman
Temple Christian School
Hummingbird Hawk Moth
Oakridge Elementary School
Bernita Hughes Elementary
Canton Elementary School
Jerusalem Cricket
Woodward Christian Academy
Rhinoceros Beetle
Wagoner Public School (Middle School)

As always, the competition was close. If you want to see ALL of the bugs of this year (2017), including the one from your school [if your school entered], Click Here!

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

Here is a link to This 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"). This is also available online at PBS, but you may have to pay or be a donor (Oklahoma Ugly Bug starts at 29:35 into the show).

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



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This page was last revised Mar 03/12/18.