The Shell Show, presented by the Gulf Coast Shell Club will be held at the Panama City Beach Senior Center from June 21st to June 23rd. Come out and enjoy a huge display of seashells from all over the world. Adults can get in for $2 and children can get in for $1.
The show will run from 9am to 7pm on June 22 and from 10am to 5pm on June 23rd. All exhibits will be received Friday from noon to 5pm and the judging will happen Friday night. An awards banquet will happen on Saturday at 8pm. The awards banquet will happen at a local restaurant with major awards given out to some of the top exhibitors.
This will be the 16th shell show held and will feature awards in many categories including:
- The duPont Trophy
- The Conchologists of America Grand Trophy
- Helen Norton Award
- Most Educational
- Exhibitor's Award
- Frozen Dip-Net Award
- Shell of the Show
- Self-Collected Shell of the Show
- Student Award
- Founder's Award
- Artistic Plaque
- Originality Award
- And more!
Anybody can enter with their own exhibit, as long as they follow the rules posted on the Gulf Coast Shell Club Website. Families, singles, children and all others can participate as an exhibitor or just as a guest. If you love shells, the Shell Show is the perfect event for your calendar.
The Gulf Coast Shell Club
This is a group of people with a strong interested in shells in Florida and all over the world. Every second Tuesday of every month, the club meets at Lake Huntington Club House at 7pm. They also hold many social activities and arrange local field trips.
The Club is always looking for new members with an interest in shells. Whether you love local shells or those from all around the world, you can join and share your shell adventures with others.