You've probably built a sand castle, but do you have the same skills as those involved in Texas SandFest ? This is the biggest competition of sand sculptures the United States. Each year, amateurs and professionals compete in their respective categories and compete through the construction of sculptures on the beach of Port Aransas.
Texas SandFest is an event of International fame which lasts three days and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. Every year, twenty international sculptors express their talent during this competition, whether it rains or not. If a jury decides, the audience votes for his favorite creation in the categories solo and duet. Those who win the most votes win the public price. Sand sculptures are judged on their originality, the degree of difficulty, the good ones proportions to adopt, the cleanliness finished surfaces and how sculpture is welcomed by the public.
The 23rd edition Texas SandFest was held this year. The event brought together 35,000 people and 400 volunteers for the occasion. Some artists have chosen to create very detailed sand castles, others giant tortoises and sometimes even elephants! This year, the sculptures were rich in ideas and ambition. The one who won the majority of votes is Freedom in ruins of Damon Langlois, a Canadian nicknamed "sand man". She represents a Abraham Lincoln desperate whose seat is cracking, very much for a sculpture called "Freedom in ruins" ...
Want to attend the creation of sand sculptures? Rendezvous from 17 to 19 April 2020 on the beach of Port Aransas. Find all the information on the site of Texas SandFest.
1st prize in solo: Freedom in ruins
Artist : Damon Langlois
2nd prize in solo: Hold on
Artist : Joris Kivits
3rd prize in solo (public choice): Sofia
Artist : Remy Hoggard
1st prize duet: Opposites attract
Artist : Laura Cimador-Gowdy and John Gowdy
2nd prize duo: Celebrate your plants
Artist : Morgan Rudluff and Abe Waterman
3rd prize duet: Man in action
Artist : Ted Siebert and Fred Dobbs
Duo (audience choice): Oops, not yet
Artist : Walter McDonald and Christy McDonald Atkinson
1st prize semi-pro: Firearms and roses
Artist : Andrew Daily
2nd prize of the semi-pro: Achille
Artist : Amanda Bolduc
3rd prize of semi-pro: Best generation
Artist : Bruce Peck
Semi-pro (public choice): The call of the 80s
Artist : Dale Andrews
Designed by: Texas SandFest