Get ready to practice your paleontology skills! The Gem Shop is hosting a Fossil Hunt Contest for kids entering 1st though 8th grade. Grab your friends and magnifying glass and search the earth for a fossil to identify, prepare, and submit to win exciting prizes! Bring your treasure to The Gem Shop before August 31st!
1st Place: $50 Gift Certificate PLUS a Moroccan Trilobite
A $10 Gift Certificate will be awarded in the following categories:
2nd Place: $35 Gift Certificate PLUS a Wyoming Fossil Fish
Best Fossil Shell
Best Fossil Coral
Best Fossil Found by a 1st or 2nd Grader
Best Fossil Found by a 3rd or 4th Grader
Best Fossil Found by a 5th—8th Grader
Fossil Found Furthest from The Gem Shop
Fossil Found Closest to The Gem Shop
The Most Unusual Fossil
The Best Wisconsin Fossil
3rd Place: $15 Gift Certificate PLUS a Dinosaur Tooth
Rules & Regulations
1. Contestants must be entering grades 1st--8th in the fall of 2012.
2. Fossils must be discovered in the earth by the contestant.
3. Fossils may be submitted in their original state or prepared to better expose the fossil.
4. Two entries per contestant allowed.
5. Each fossil entered must be accompanied by its own completed entry form.
6. Entries must be submitted by August 31st.
7. By entering the contest, contestants grant permission to The Gem Shop to display winning entries and the submitter's name in the store and on thegemshop.com.
8. All entries must be picked up no later than November 30st.