Submission deadline for 2025 nominees is 1 july, 2024
YOU can recommend your favourite “bug” to be a nominee for Bug of the Year! And, you can recommend as many bugs as you want! (just “refresh” your page after you hit “submit”). Note that winners of Bug of the Year are not eligible to be a nominee in future competitions.
Start by letting us know who you are, and then fill in the details about your recommended bug. If your recommendation is selected to be a nominee, we may use the information you provide on our Bug of the Year website to promote that nominee (click here for an example).
Submissions will be selected in a manner to maximize taxonomic diversity among the nominees. We announce the nominees at the Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference and via email.
If you want to see your recommendation as a nominee, please fill out as much information as possible.