The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is offering amateur shutterbugs a great opportunity to capture images of live mollusks in their natural habitats during the museum's Second Annual Live Mollusk Photography Competition.
Photos of live mollusks eating, moving, mating, etc., are eligible for the contest. Entries will be accepted at the museum until Nov. 1, 2011 (including electronically-submitted pictures).
The winning submissions will be announced during the museum's anniversary celebration, scheduled for Nov. 14-18.
Anne DuPont of Lake Worth Lagoon, Fla., took second prize in last year's Shell Museum photography contest with her picture of a Micromelo Undatus, or Sea Slug.
The top photos will be displayed on the museum's website, Facebook page and in the lobby. A list of contest rules and judging criteria, and the registration form to be completed and e-mailed with each entry, can be found on the museum's website at www.shellmuseum.org.
Please send all inquiries and entries via e-mail to Diane Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact the Shell Museum at 395-2233.