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BugFest Illustration Contest

We’ve Extended the Deadline!

FireflyTo help celebrate a popular annual event and a unique new exhibit, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh announces its inaugural BugFest Illustration Contest.

BugFest, the largest bug-centric event in the country, will be held Saturday, September 11 from 9 am to 7 pm, and this year features aquatic bugs. GLOW: Living Lights explores the realm of bioluminescence, from the familiar firefly to the alien-looking angler fish. The exhibit runs June 19 to September 12, 2010.

We invite you to illustrate your best and most realistic version of a bioluminescent or aquatic bug in its natural surroundings. Judging will be based on artistic merit and scientific accuracy.

Three winners from each of five age groups will receive a prize. All entrants receive one free children's admission to “GLOW”.

Illustrations will now be accepted through August 31, 2010. Winning entries will be displayed at BugFest on September 11, with the Grand Prize winner selected on site by event attendees.

Submission forms are available online (PDF coming soon) and at the Museum Store [919.733.7450 x369].