Museum Announces Photography Contest WinnersWritten by: John Suau
Publication Date: December 7, 2012
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is proud to announce the winners for the 3rd Annual Live Mollusk Photography Competition. “This year’s response is very encouraging,” reports Diane Thomas, Public Programs Specialist. “The judges did not have an easy assignment,” Thomas added, “but they picked a great image as the winner.”
Congratulations to our winner, Charles Rawlings from Winston Salem, NC who photographed a live volute (Voluta polypleura) at Raggedy Cay off Utila, Honduras in 45 feet of water in June of 2012.
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, and he has established himself as a great photographer of nature in a short time. John Carney is a Sanibel resident who has been teaching and judging photography for 40 years in Michigan, New York and Florida. Bill Frank is a renowned mollusk and shell photographer based in Jacksonville, FL.
First Place (pictured above) Voluta polypleura, Charles Rawlings, Winston Salem, NC
Second Place, Cassis madagascarensis, Anne DuPont, Delray Beach, FL
Third Place, Argopecten gibbus, Angela Moralevitz, Dunedin, FL
Fourth Place, Dinocardium robustum, Paul Duchild, St. Louis, MO