The Great Bug Hunt 2020 - Winners announced!

The winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced and this has by far and away been the best year EVER!


“It's so addictive I can guarantee once you've been on a bug hunt you will never, ever be bored again.”


Nick Baker, BBC Autumnwatch Unsprung and Springwatch Unsprung


“The bug hunt competition was really fun because I found lots of bugs in my garden. Then I told people all about them. The class put together all we found out in one presentation, it was so fun. Now I can look out the window and see the bug hotel we won. I like it." Chloe aged 10


"I liked building the bug hotel, and seeing lots of bugs in my garden. Also, now I can see bugs at school as we have our own bug house outside our classroom that we won."
Eden aged10


"It was really fun because I got to do all the activities with my sister and we were really proud of our work. Lots of butterflies came to our house and ate out of our butterfly feeder and lots of bugs now live in our bug hotel."
Morgan aged 10

The Bug Hotel Prizes were kindly donated by Wildcare -,

The competition, brought to you by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and supported by the Royal Entomological Society (RES), takes science learning out of the classroom and brings it to life outdoors – literally so this year, as the competition, in light of COVID-19, was opened up to all primary school children to take part in from home.


With well over 1,000 entries received, families have hunted and had fun together and the entries have shown how enterprising people have been in the current lock-down situation.



  Visit the page showing the winning entries




The Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association in the UK. We are an active membership body that has been supporting all those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education for over 100 years; members include teachers, technicians, tutors and advisers.  We are a Registered Charity with a Royal Charter, owned by our members and independent of government. We seek to create a powerful voice for science education professionals in order to make a positive and influential difference to the teaching and learning of science throughout the UK and further afield.


Contact Rebecca Dixon Watmough, ASE Business Development Manager