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Creepy crawly photo competition!

8 July 2014 by Lisa

Paper Kite Butterfly

Paper Kite Butterfly by Sam Lyon

Here’s our Education Demonstrator from the Bug House, Laura Carter, to tell us about the latest Bug House photo competition:

“It’s that time of year again – sunshine, warm weather, flowers… and creepy crawlies! So why not grab your camera and enter our 2014 Bug House photography competition?

Insects, spiders, worms, slugs and snails are all fair game – found locally or abroad.  There are three categories: Age 10 and under, 11-18s and over 18s, so there’s a category for everyone. Take a spontaneous snap on your phone or take your time and use a digital camera – we don’t mind, we just want to see your pictures.

You can submit your digital photographs on our website here. We have lots of great bug prizes on offer and not only that, all the shortlisted and winning entries will also be displayed in the Bug House at World Museum. So you can impress your friends and family with that if you are chosen!

Brown Lipped Banded Snail

Brown Lipped Banded Snail by Guy Barnish

Prizes for the under-10s include a Bug Bottle and a Creepy Crawly book to nurture all the budding
entomologists out there. Winners of the 11-18 and over 18s categories will each receive an RSPB Pocket Nature Wildlife of Britain book, which is an excellent general guide to British wildlife and also covers a good selection of British invertebrates in one handy photographic guide.

We are accepting entries until 1 September 2014.

You can see two of  the entries from last year in this blog, we hope they’ll give you some inspiration!”

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