Bug Bowl Cicada Cookie Contest

Bug Bowl has long been famous for cake contests, so for Digital Bug Bowl we wanted to revisit that tradition! In honor of the Brood X Periodical Cicada emergence in 2021, we are having a Cicada Cookie Contest!

Photo of a plate of cookies decorated as cicadas, and the poster that helps identify cicadas and relatives.

Cicada Cookie Contest Rules:

  1. Decorate a cookie to make it look like a 17-year cicada.  
  2. Take a photo of your cookie and tag the Purdue Department of Entomology on Facebook or Twitter, and/or use the hashtag #BugBowl30
  3. Photos of cookies may be posted any time from April 12th, 2021 at 12:01 AM EST to May 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. 
  4. Any kind of cookie can be used. It does not have to be made with cricket flour; actual cicada content is optional!
  5. Cookies can be decorated with any part of the cicada’s life cycle (e.g. eggs, nymphs, exuvia, or adults). 
  6. Cookies will be judged by a panel and six winners will be chosen. Two winners will be chosen for each of the following categories: most creative, most accurate, and most visually appealing. 
  7. The prize is one bag of Chocolate Chirp Cookie Mix from Chirps! (worth approximately $15.99) per winner. 
  8. No purchase necessary. You can enter without buying any specific brand of product. 

Thank you to Chirps for generously sponsoring this contest and providing the cookie contest prizes!