Jump to content

Fossil of the Month

The Winners Gallery and the Official Contests for the Find of the Month.

 

 


Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests

  1. Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS.
  2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.)
  3. Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.
  4. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month).
  5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month.
  6. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name.
  7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found.
  8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found.
  9. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil.
  10. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims.

 

* Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant.


******* Please use the following format for the required information: *******

Entries not using the format will not be included in the contest. 

 

  • Date of Discovery
  • Scientific and/or Common Name
  • Geologic Age or Geologic Formation
  • State, Province, or Region Found
  • Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.)
    (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)

 

 

 

670 topics in this forum

    • 41 replies
    • 905 views
    • 18 replies
    • 494 views
  1. October 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month Poll

    • 2 replies
    • 686 views
    • 0 replies
    • 657 views
    • 43 replies
    • 2,025 views
    • 22 replies
    • 573 views
  2. Winner of the August 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month

    • 25 replies
    • 694 views
  3. September 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month Poll

    • 1 reply
    • 454 views
    • 32 replies
    • 1,781 views
    • 0 replies
    • 329 views
  4. August 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month Poll

    • 3 replies
    • 660 views
    • 1 reply
    • 488 views
  5. August 2019 - Finds of the Month Entries

    • 87 replies
    • 3,920 views
    • 22 replies
    • 492 views
  6. Winner of the July 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month

    • 19 replies
    • 483 views
    • 2 replies
    • 666 views
  7. July 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month Poll

    • 3 replies
    • 724 views
  8. July 2019 - Finds of the Month Entries

    • 62 replies
    • 2,800 views
    • 29 replies
    • 893 views
    • 23 replies
    • 494 views
    • 1 reply
    • 563 views
  9. June 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month Poll

    • 2 replies
    • 1,121 views
  10. June 2019 - Finds of the Month Entries

    • 65 replies
    • 3,011 views
  11. Winner of the May 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month

    • 21 replies
    • 589 views
    • 29 replies
    • 890 views
×