The Philadelphia Shell Show
One of the largest events of its kind in the country, the Philadelphia Shell Show attracts a strong field of exhibitors and dealers from home and abroad. In recent years the artistic division has grown to rival the scientific, with a particular emphasis on sailors' valentines.
The 2015 show will be held on October 17th and 18th,
with setup on the 16th. For details of accommodation, click here
The venue is the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The show is open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Setup is from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday, October 16th.
This year's Special Award theme is Patterns in Nature - click here for more details.
The rules and entry form can be downloaded by clicking here. In response to feedback from exhibitors and the public, there are several changes for 2015!
Entering an exhibit
Anyone may enter exhibits for the show - there is no fee, and you don't need to be a club member. Simply download and read the show rules, fill out the application form and submit it before the deadline. If you are not sure what category your work fits into, attach a picture of it to your form or e-mail us for advice.
To see how work is judged and get some tips on what judges look for, download and read the guide to judging.