#wingteresting Contest

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We want to know about the physics of flying insects! 

Starting Nov 4, the Dept of Physics at the University of Guelph and the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory are teaming up for an online video contest. 

Flying insects can be pretty bizarre and unique and sometimes downright strange. We want YOU to make a video explaining your favourite phenomena in the flying insect world using PHYSICS! It can be about any type of flying insect behaviour from how butterflies see in a different colour spectrum to how wasps harness solar power! We want to know the physics of WHY! 

Winners will get an annual family pass to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and a $100 book prize from the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph! 

Videos can be as simple as just speaking to camera or as complex as graphics and editing, but we'll be judging you on how well you use physics to explain the flying phenoms. 

We’re excited to hear from you! 


  • Upload up to two minutes of video to your Facebook or Instagram and hashtag it #WINGTERESTING.
  • Please TAG and FOLLOW @phygu and @cambridgebutterflyconservatory in your video and the description (if your profile is set to private we may not be able to see your entry).
  • Judging is split into two categories; grade school and high school, so please make sure to specify which category you’ve entered in the description of your video. 
  • Entries must be posted by midnight Nov 24th Eastern Daylight Time.

Winners announced Nov 29th as part of our live event at the Guelph Civic Museum! For more information contact orbax@uoguelph.ca

Video by Cam Schwarz.
Music written and performed by Glacio de Fluvial.

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