2021 International Sand Sculpting Championship

2021 Sand Sculpting Results


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1ST PLACE - SOLO

"In the Depth of Dreams"
Ilya Filimontsev

I fall asleep "...amid the roar / Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand / Grains of the golden sand -- How few! yet how they creep / Through my fingers to the deep..." - inspired by the poetry of Edgar Poe

2ND PLACE - SOLO

“It Feels Like Mardi Gras Time Again”
John Gowdy, USA/Italy

This artist wants to just let loose after months of confinement. It’s time to dress up, have fun, and enjoy life again here at The Neptune Festival and wherever life finds you!

3RD PLACE - SOLO

"Between Good and Evil"
Manuel Campos, Colombia

Now that I look at the past I can understand which were the wrong decisions I made in my life. Now that I look back, I can also understand the consequences. I think those are learning lessons, we are sons of free will, but still with every new situation and decision I face, I'm still in the same path between good and evil.

4TH PLACE - SOLO
NEPTUNE'S CHOICE - SOLO
SCULPTORS' CHOICE - SOLO

“People's Choice”
Abe Waterman, Canada

“Give the People What They Want.” -Sharon Jones. Quote is taken completely out of context, but so is most of this sculpture. Dennis Denuto might say “it’s the vibe of the thing”. But he would be referring to the complete lack thereof in this case.

5TH PLACE - SOLO
PEOPLE'S CHOICE - SOLO

“Reigning Cats...and Dogs”
Peter Vogelaar, Canada

Many are familiar with this situation, the ruling feline and her humble servants. Perhaps we have been spelling it wrong all along.

1ST PLACE - TEAM

“When Life Gives You Clemens”
Brian Wigglesworth, USA-Florida
Andy Daily, USA-Florida

A tribute to the adventures that sprang from the mind of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name “Mark Twain”. An American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced," and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". We would like to encourage you to read or look back on one of his books, like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, represented here, a book that is noted for "changing the course of children's literature" in America for the "deeply felt portrayal of boyhood". It is also known for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist over 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. Follow Huck, and Jim, an escaped slave who he befriends and partners in excitement packed travels. Enjoy the SandVenture.

4TH PLACE - TEAM
NEPTUNE'S CHOICE - TEAM
PEOPLE'S CHOICE - TEAM

"The Lost Kitty of Atlantis"
Meredith Corson Doubleday, USA-Florida
Dan Doubleday, USA-Florida

One of the giant Atlantian tortoises stayed behind to search for a missing kitten. The Atlantians lived by a simple code, 'A love for Life'. All life. After all, what else is there? The search went on and on until the scared little kitty was found. You see, their code would not allow them to leave so much as a kitten behind. The story is legendary. Perhaps you've heard of the "Lost Kitty of Atlantis".

2ND PLACE - TEAM
SCULPTORS' CHOICE - TEAM

"Sky High"
Thomas Koet, USA-Florida
Bruce Phillips, USA-California

"You get a whole different perspective when you speed through the sky at 200 miles an hour."

3RD PLACE - TEAM

"Doors of Perception"
Dmitry Klimenko, Russia
Sue McGrew, USA-Washington

Our team was inspired by the words of English poet, artist and visionary, William Blake-"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”


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