Fossil Competition

Published by Gemma Gurden on


Here is a little bit more about the competition: 

  • This competition is for children to earn the chance to display their fossil finds alongside the collection on display at The Etches Collection – Museum of Jurassic Marine Life. 
  • The competition will be open to all UK residents between 5 and 16 years old. (Must have parent/guardian permission to enter) 
  • Every child who enters the competition will receive a personal annual pass to the museum. (Valid from September 1st 2022 – September 1st 2023.) 
  • The competition has two age ranges 5-10 and 11-16. There will be 6 winners in total, 3 from each age range.  
  • The competition window is open from Monday, March 28th, 2022 until Friday, August 26th, 2022, where the children will have time to submit their entry form along with a written paper, presentation or video explaining where the fossil was discovered, what it is and why they believe it should be on display at the museum. No fossils are to be submitted at this stage in the process.  
  • We wholeheartedly encourage families to lend their support to a child’s entry into the competition, especially in relation to the technical/digital support, such as email and creating viewable files.

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