It’s time to bring your favorite finds to the Sea Glass Festival and maybe you’ll bring home a cash prize…and bragging rights! The 17th Annual Sea Glass Contest is a chance for you to enter your favorite sea and beach glass finds in a dozen categories. Judges will award winners for Find of the Year (aka Best in Show), Frosted Bottles, Pottery/Ceramics, Whimsical/Toys, Bottle Stopper, Most Unusual, Historical, Art Glass, Marbles, Buttons/Beads, Figural, and Vendor Entry.
Judges are looking for well-worn sea and beach glass, special markings, beautiful finds, rare colors, unique shapes, whimsical finds, and large pieces that are still intact after years in the waves. While letters on pieces or shapes like hearts aren’t rare, if the wording shows that a piece is historical, or the heart is a rare color or large size, it’s a potential winner. See photos from past festivals for an idea of what judges are looking for.
You must be at the festival on Sunday to enter the contest. Entry cards are sold in the ISGA booth at the show on Saturday and Sunday and cost $5 per card, each with spots for up to three entries. You enter your card and entries on Sunday morning and at 3 p.m. on Sunday we announce the winners. Winners of the Sea Glass Contest will take home cash prizes ($250 for Find of the Year winner and $50 for winner in each category), winner certificates, and their pieces will be featured in Beachcombing Magazine. Good luck!