2015 SHELL SHOW CATEGORIES

Arts & Crafts Categories


1. Arts & Crafts Using Actual Shells:
Floral arrangements, mirrors, lamps, jewelry, pictures, etc. using actual shells. Note: Sailor’s Valentines must be entered in category 3.

2. Arts & Crafts Depicting Shells:
Paintings, sculpture, fabric art, etc. not containing actual shells.

3. Sailor's Valentines

4. Arts and Crafts Not Created by the Exhibitor:
Any craft or work of art not created by the exhibitor. (Rosette only)

5. Other:
Anexhibit that does not fit into any other category. Note: the exhibit may be subject to review by the show committee before judging to verify the category. In the majority of cases the entry will be moved into one of the categories 1 – 4.

 

Scientific Categories

 

6. North Carolina Collection:
All specimens must be self collected from North Carolina. Includes salt, fresh water, land, and/or fossil mollusks.

7. Regional Self-Collected:
100% self collected

8. Regional Collection:
Any source

9. Worldwide Self-Collected:
100% self collected

10. Worldwide Any Source

11. Fresh Water Collection:
Self-Collected or Any source

12. Land Snails:
Self-Collected or Any source

13. Fossil Mollusks:
Self-Collected or Any source

14. Specialized Collection:
Freaks, albinos, growth series. variations, color forms. etc.




15. Single Shell Self-Collected:
The shell must be collected by the entrant.
Note: If a shell has won this category in the past at a North Carolina Shell Show, it is not eligible to win again.

16. Single Shell Any Source:
Purchased, traded, inherited source. If a shell has won this category in the past at a North Carolina Shell Show, it is not eligible to win again.


17. Family or Genus Collection:
Super family, Family or genus. Representing as complete a family or genus as possible.

18. Miniature Collection:
Species that at maturity measure 20 millimeters in length or less.

19. Educational Collection:
Though the majority of exhibits cannot help but be educational the primary emphasis in this category is effectively teaching about mollusks.

20. Molluskan Natural History:
The objective of the exhibit is to provide information about molluskan environment. conservation, biology, natural history, etc.


21. One Case Wonders:
No restrictions on content of exhibit; however, exhibit is limited to only one case which may not exceed 3 feet in length.

22. Novice Collection:
Entrants who have never exhibited in a shell show

23. Scallop Dump Shells:
Scallop dump shells may only be entered in this category

24. Beach Collected Shells:
All shells must have been collected on beaches and not taken out of the water while still living. Exhibits in this category cannot include shells from scallop dumps or similar sources

25. Marine Life Exhibit:
Includes specimens related to the sea such as coral and crabs. Also includes non-mollusk fossils such as sharks' teeth.

26. Junior Collection:
Entrants must be 15 years of age or below

27. Other:
Scientific categories that do not fit any other category. Note: the exhibit may be subject to review by the show committee before judging to verify the category.


28. Shell Photography:
Photographs, slides, etc. taken exclusively by the exhibitor