Simon Watt - UAPS President for life 67.8kbBlobfish voted ugliest animal in online mascot vote

We here at the Ugly Animal Preservation Society teamed up with the National Science + Engineering Competition to launch a worldwide search for a mascot for the society.

And we can now reveal that the winner was the blobfish. You can watch the announcement film below.

Scientists and comedians made campaign films for their favourite ugly animal and you voted in your thousands! You can watch the films below (or at

In addition, Simon Watt  and the National Science + Engineering Competition have created a range of exciting educational materials on ugly animals including worksheets and videos.

Help us make the animal kingdom a fairer and uglier place!



Check out the educational videos below. They’re perfect for use in the classroom, or even to give you some inspiration for a project you have planned. You can find more information on the National Science + Engineering Competition website.



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