2016 International Sand Sculpting Championship Winners

2016 Sand Sculpting Results

1ST PLACE - SOLO

“Unfold” | Melineige Beauregard, Canada

I unfold myself…

2ND PLACE - SOLO
SCULPTORS’ CHOICE - SOLO
PEOPLE’S CHOICE - SOLO

“Time” | Karlis Ile, Latvia

What is now old once was young. It seems that the future is new, but actually makes us old. Time gives us all and also takes everything.

3RD PLACE - SOLO

“The Color Purple” | Brian Wigelsworth, Florida

A tribute to one of the finest artists of our age. “Someone I grew up with as a young man in Minneapolis. A man who dared to be different, who challenged the establishment, and ended up losing his actual ‘name’ for several years because of it. A man who, at the age of 17, cut his first record, and playing every instrument and doing all the dubbing himself…a record that still holds up today. A true musical genius that passed away before his time.” - P. Roger Nelson

4TH PLACE - SOLO
NEPTUNE CHOICE - SOLO

“Miracle of Life” | Matt Deibert, New Jersey

I recently was blessed with my first grandchild. Rose Marie Deibert 9/7/16. A few verses came to mind… “Children are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Ps 127:3, For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. Ps 139:13, Before I created you in the womb, I knew you. Jer 1:5, A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. John 16:21. My sculpture represents Life and the Joy that follows anguish in our lives.


1ST PLACE - TEAM
NEPTUNE’S CHOICE - TEAM
SCULPTORS’ CHOICE - TEAM
PEOPLE’S CHOICE - TEAM

“Neptune’s Organ” | Meredith Corson Doubleday & Dan Doubleday, Florida

Today’s Playlist: Blew by You, by Hermine and the Hurricanes / Peaceful Eely Feeling, by the Seagles / You Ain’t Nothin’ but a Quahog, by Shellfish Presley / Hey There Little Neck Riding Hood, by Sam the Clam and the Pharoahs / Tilapia on My Mind, by StingRay Charles / Hooked on a Feeling, by Blue Marlins / She’s a Maneater, by Haulin’ Boats

2ND PLACE - TEAM

“Zymurgy” | Dan Belcher, Floriday & Pat Harsch, Florida

The art of nature meets the industry of man. Something good is brewing…let it ferment

3RD PLACE - TEAM

“Time Spinner” | Andrius Petkus, Lithuania & Jihoon Choi, South Korea“

Nona was one of the Parcae, the three personifications of destiny in Roman mythology, and the goddess of pregnancy. The Roman equivalent of the Greek Clotho, she spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle. Nona, whose name means “ninth”, was called upon by pregnant women in their ninth month when the child was due to be born.


SCHOOL DIVISION: ELEMENTARY

FIRST PLACE - Cooke Elementary School

SECOND PLACE - Thalia Elementary School

THIRD PLACE - Ocean Lakes Elementary School

SCHOOL DIVISION: MIDDLE

FIRST PLACE - Virginia Beach Middle School

SECOND PLACE - Corporate Landing Middle School (Blue Team)

THIRD PLACE - St. Gregory the Great Middle School

SCHOOL DIVISION: HIGH

FIRST PLACE - First Colonial High School

SECOND PLACE - Cox High School

THIRD PLACE - Governor’s School for the Arts

FREELANCE DIVISION

FIRST PLACE - Bunch of Us

SECOND PLACE - AECOM

THIRD PLACE - Get Up Sand Up