Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Photography Contest Winners Announced

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum held the First Live Mollusk Photography Contest to commemorate the Museum’s 15th Anniversary. “The strong first year response was very encouraging, The judges did not have an easy assignment,” reports Diane Thomas, Public Programs Specialist. The Shell Museum plans to hold the event annually.

Henry Domke, M.D., John Carney, and Bill Frank served as the judges for this year’s competition. Domke, a Missouri resident, left family practice medicine in 2007 to pursue art full time. Domke’s shell images serve as the foundation for the Shell Museum’s branding campaign. John Carney is a Sanibel resident who has been teaching and judging photography for 40 years in Michigan, New York and Florida. Bill Frank retired from the Air Force, settling in Jacksonville, Florida. For the last 12 years his avocation has been digital shell photography. Bill’s work has been published worldwide and he has developed and maintains over 7,000 website pages devoted to mollusks.

2010 Winners

First Place: Submitted by Adrián González Guillén of Quito, Ecuador.
Drymaeus cf petasites photographed in the Tandapi Cloud Forests, Pichincha Province, Ecuador.

Second Place: Submitted by Anne DuPont of Delray Beach, Florida. Micromelo undatus photographed in Lake Worth Lagoon in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Third Place: Submitted by Adrián González Guillén of Quito, Ecuador.
Drymaeus sp. photographed in Maldonado, Carchi Province, Ecuador.

Fourth Place: Submitted by Jeff Schroeder of Bardstown, Kentucky. Mesodon sp. photographed in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Honorable Mention: Submitted by Anne DuPont of De
lray Beach, Florida. Hydatina physis photographed in Lake Worth Lagoon, Palm Beach County, Florida.

Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, Florida 33957
Phone: (239) 395-2233
Toll-free: (888) 679-6450
Fax: (239) 395-6706
shellmuseum.org

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