BugBlitz Nature Photography Contest


Congratulations to the winners of our Fall 2018 BugBlitz Youth Photography Competition!

We were very excited to see all of the fantastic photographs that were submitted to this competition – each participant took great photos.  Submitted contest images can be viewed in an attractive display on the third floor Dining Area of the Kansas Union (next door to the KU Natural History Museum).  The photographs will be on display at the Union from December 3, 2018, to February 3, 2019.

Ages 12 and Under Category

·1st place: Fiona S., Age 10

Bee on a flower

·2nd place: Katelyn C., Age 4

Bugs on a branch

Ages 13 to 18 Category

·1st place: Claire C., Age 16


·2nd place: Anne B., Age 13


Photographs were scored according to a rubric that accounted for technique, lighting, composition, and impact (wow factor).  Images were scored by a team of two professional photographers and two museum staff members.  For more information about the KU Natural History Museum’s citizen science BugBlitz and youth photography competition programs, please view our iNaturalist project page at https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biannual-lawrence-bugblitz or contact biodiversity@ku.edu.