Cheers to the winners of the North American Sea Glass Association (NASGA) 2021 Virtual Festival Photo Contest!
Founded in 2005, NASGA is a non-profit organization supporting sea glass collectors and the sea glass community with festivals, information, educational opportunities, and more. The 15th North American Sea Glass Festival was virtual this year, but it still included visitors’ favorite parts of the festival: lectures, vendors, and the Shard of the Year Contest.
Entries for the contest came in from around the world and judges placed winners in ten categories, selecting one best-in-show winner to receive top honors. The judges had an especially hard time selecting winners this year, as there were so many beautiful and interesting finds submitted by beachcombers. Take a look at the winners on this page, and visit the North American Sea Glass Association website to see all the entries, along with videos of all the presentations.
Shard of the Year/Best in Show: Merri Lassotovitch
Figural: Deedee Bedford
Button/Bead: Merri Lassotovitch
Art Glass: Diane Gomes
Bottle Stopper: Sandra Marsco
Most Unusual: Merri Lassotovitch
Whimsical: Debbie Woodring
Historical: Mary Louise Lauffer
Pottery/Ceramics: Sadie E. Routzahn
Marble: Catherine Cravotta Green
Frosted Bottle: Ray Hoffmann
View winners of past beachcombing contests:
- North American Sea Glass Festival Shard of the Year 2022
- Mermaid Tears Seaglass Festival Photo Contest Winners 2021
- Sanibel Shell Show Photo Contest 2021
- Beachcombing Magazine Seashell Photo Contest 2022
- Virtual Beachcombing Festival Photo Contest Winners 2020
Learn what judges are looking for in sea glass contests in You be the judge: The inside scoop on sea glass contests.
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This article appeared in the Beachcombing Magazine November/December 2021 issue.