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Great Bug Hunt photography competition

In association with the Association for Science Education (ASE) and Schoolscience.co.uk we sponsor the photography category in the Great Bug Hunt.

We offer a prize for the best photographic entry.

Entries featuring photographs of bugs are judged by BBSRC entomologists.

The entry with the best photograph wins a special prize for their school.

View previous winning entries below or visit the Great Bug hunt website for more information.

Winning images 2012-2014

These images are protected by copyright law and may be used with acknowledgement.

Great Bug Hunt photography competition

Copyright: Curry Rivel C of E Primary School, Church Street, Langport, Somerset and teacher Meghan Campbell 2014 competition winner: Snail 

Copyright: Curry Rivel C of E Primary School, Church Street, Langport, Somerset and teacher Meghan Campbell

2013 competition, 1st place winner<br />Image: Cherry Orchard Primary School, Birmingham 2013 competition winner: Snails in their natural habitat 

Copyright: Cherry Orchard Primary School, Birmingham

2012 competition, 1st place winner<br />Image: Kinson Primary School, Bournemouth 2012 competition winner: A red ants nest 

Copyright: Kinson Primary School, Bournemouth

2012 competition, 2nd place runner-up<br />Image: Kinson Primary School, Bournemouth 2012 competition runner-up: A five–spotted ladybird 

Copyright: Kinson Primary School, Bournemouth

2012 competition, 3rd place runner-up<br />Image: Gwenfô Church in Wales Primary School in Wenvoe 2012 competition runner-up: A damsel fly bathing in the sun 

Copyright: Gwenfô Church in Wales Primary School in Wenvoe

Prize details

  • An introduction to minibeasts teaching set
  • A selection of real life arthropod specimens encased in resin for your school from Bug Club for Schools
Real life arthropod specimens encased in resin. Credit: BBSRC
Real life arthropod specimens encased in resin. Image: BBSRC