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Here Are Last Year's 2016 Ugly Bug Winners!

Soldier Beetle
Horace Mann Elementary School
Sycamore Moth Caterpillar
Ketchum Elementary School
Marlow Elementary School
McLish Middle School
Fall Webworm
Mizel Jewish Community Day School
Cow Killer Ant
Nicoma Park Intermediate School
Sphinx Moth
Pamela Hodson Elementary School
Sequoyah Middle School
Broken Arrow
Velvet Ant
Turner Elementary School
Cow Killer
Tuttle Intermediate School

As always, the competition will be 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") 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 Dec 12/15/17.