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Fossil of the Month

Each month, members' best finds compete against each other here in TFF's official Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month contests.


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 prescribed 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, as well as beginning and end prep dates, please.)

 

 

For the sake of adhering to the rules, finds will have to be approved, before being seen by the membership at large. Entries will be approved as the mods/admins have time to check for proper formatting, identification,  prep dates, etc.


READ THE RULES CAREFULLY!

 

ANY ENTRIES NOT FOLLOWING THE REQUESTED FORMAT or PROVIDING NEEDED DETAILS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!!!

 

*NOTE TO NEW MEMBERS:

New members are not allowed to enter or vote in the Fossil of the Month contest. 

This is a delayed privilege given to members who are in good standing, and who participate in the Forum regularly with substantive posts. 


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