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"What a great way to spend the day with family.
The Sculptors created some amazing sculptures. it was facinating to see them come to life throughout the day.
I really Appreciated that the sculptors took time to talk to the crowds and answer questions about themselves and their work. My Kids even enjoyed making their own creations in the sandbox zone, with helpful tips from a sand expert. Cannot wait to go again!"
Lori Calissi

Image of a sand scultpture with christmas trees and snowman

Centerpiece 2015

World's Best Sand Sculpting Championship Centerpiece 2015

Image of a sand scultpture resembling a warrior

Solo 2015

World´s Best Sand Sculpting Championship Scottsdale, AZ 2015 Second Place.

Sculpting of Santa Claus from the solo competition in 2015

Solos 2015

World´s Best Sand Sculpting Championship Scottsdale, AZ 2015 First Place & Peoples´s Choice

Sculpting of old man winter from the solo competition in 2015

Solos 2015

World´s Best Sand Sculpting Championship Scottsdale, AZ 2015 Third Place

Sculpture of a winter holiday scene

Solos 2015

World´s Best Sand Sculpting Championship Centerpiece 2015

Solo sand sculpture resembling a man

Solos 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2007

Solos 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2006

Sand sculpture of a man gazing upward entered into the Solo Division

Solo 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2005

Muscular man intently gazing into space

Solos 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2004

Carving featuring two birds looking skyward with their beaks touching

Solos 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2003

Sculpture of a man and woman holding hands with a heart carved in between them

Solos 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2002

Detailed sand sculpture resembling a winged women staring upward

Solos 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2001

Sand sculpture of a women laying on top of a personified moon

Solos 2000

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2000

Sculpture of a bearded man sitting with something in his hands

Solos 1999

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 1999

A sand sculpture of a man's head which appears to be sinking into the ground

Solos 2011 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, FT Myers Beach FL 2011

Abstract sculpture, possibly of Christ on the cross

Solos 2010 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Federal Way, WA

Abstract sand sculpture of a person reaching out of a hole, grasping to reach other people

Solos 2008 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2008

Sculpture resembling the ocean with a sailboat casting a reflection across the water

Solos 2007 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2007

Abstract sculpture resembling people melting together

Solos 2006 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2006

Abstract sculpture of a bull, ocean waves, and a man

Solos 2005 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2005

Sculpture of an angel staring lovingly at a sickly person

Solos 2004 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2004

Sand Sculpture of a person reaching straight up into the sky

Solos 2003 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2003

Sculpture that appears to show a despondent women resting her head on her left knee

Solos 2002 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2002

Image featuring multiple small sand sculptures being displayed under a tent

Solos 2001 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2001

Abstract image of a person intertwined with a tree stump

Solos 2000 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2000

Image of a sculpture that shows a young child resting against a wall

Solos 1999 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 1999

Abstract sculpture made out of sand that appears to show two people wrapped together by a material

Solos 2011 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Ft Myers Beach, FL 2011

Sculpture of a man who has smashed his head into a wall

Solos 2010 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Federal Way, WA 2010

Sand sculpture of a disabled man, likely Stephen Hawking, sitting in his wheelchair

Solos 2008 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2008

Abstract sculpture of an outhouse, bears, trees, a tree stump, and a stone reading: the Bear Necessities

Solos 2007 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2007

Sculpture of a woman lying naked on a pile of rocks

Solos 2006 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2006

Sculpture of a man coming out of what appears to be a cocoon

Solos 2005 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2005

Sand sculpture of a women with her hand on a child's shoulder

Solos 2004 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2004

Abstract sand sculpture of hands holding each other

Solos 2003 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2003

Sculpture made of sand that features a muscled man staring upward

Solos 2002 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2002

Abstract sculpture of a being resembling a man and a castle

Solos 2001 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2001

Abstract sand sculpture of a person staring down at many small people

Solos 2000 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2000

Abstract sculpture of a women and a man crying

Solos 1999 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 1999

Abstract sculpture of a child and the head's of three horses

Doubles 2011

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Siesta Key, FL 2011

Sculpture of a women breathlessly staring up into space

Doubles 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Federal Way, WA 2010

Sand Sculpture of a women sleeping, with an abstract man and women in the background

Doubles 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2008

Sculpture of faces in a circle and a banner reading lost in time

Doubles 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2007

Abstract sand sculpture of a winged women, a child, and an abstract pile of skulls

Doubles 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2006

Sculpture of several smiling people sitting on the ground

Doubles 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2005

Headless people wait in line to reach an alter in this sand sculpture

Doubles 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2004

Abstract sculpture of a shirtless women on top of a well that water is flowing out of

Doubles 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2003

Abstract sculpture of family with a sheep standing on top of rocks

Doubles 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2002

Sculpture depicting four people near a bar in a saloon

Doubles 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2001

Abstract sand carving resembling a large fish with teeth

Doubles 2011

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2011

Abstract sculpture of man and woman inside a circle

Doubles 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2010

Abstract sculpture of an upside down woman and another person

Doubles 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2008

Sand sculpture of two beings, that appear to be mining in spacesuits

Doubles 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2007

Abstract sand sculpture of a skeleton man sitting on a wall

Doubles 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2006

Doubles 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2005

Sculpture of a women sitting beneath an arc that bears two crosses at its base

Doubles 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2004

Group of four people staring intently at an obelisk

Doubles 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2003

Abstract sand sculpture of a man and another being

Doubles 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2002

Abstract sculpture of a man's upper body reading a book

Doubles 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2001

Sculpture of a person uneasily resting on a bed

Doubles 2011

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2011

Sculpture of an elderly man wearing a headdress staring at an abstract wolf

Doubles 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2011

Sand Sculpture of a man's upper body

Doubles 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2008

Abstract sculpture of a being riding on top of a whale

Doubles 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2007

Carving of man and woman dancing

Doubles 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2006

Abstract sculpture of two non-human beings

Doubles 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2005

Abstract sculpture of a man and women in a dinghy, with a large fish in the background

Doubles 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2004

Sculpture of child staring at a castle and dragon which are jumping out of a book

Doubles 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2003

Abstract sand sculpture of a man standing in the middle of four abstract beings

Doubles 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2002

Several children are hiding behind a wall, staring at a castle in the distance in this sculpture

Doubles 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2001

Large abstract sand sculpture of a ring of people surrounding a large statue depicting a man and a woman

Teams 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Federal Way, WA 2010

Non-human beings with three eyes are depicted in this abstract sand sculpture

Teams 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2008

Sand sculpture of a sailor atop a dinghy that is being smashed by a shark

Teams 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2007

Sculpture made of sand depicting what appears to be an animal, a lion, a man, and a woman

Teams 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2007

Large sculpture of a campsite in which a man sits by a fire while a bear looks on from the edge of the campsite

Teams 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2005

Abstract sand sculpture depicting two non-humans beings guarding a house

Teams 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2004

Sand sculpture depicting a military truck, a group of people, a personified animal, and an elderly man

Teams 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2003

Sand sculpture depicting numerous non-human beings with a sign in the foreground stating: when hell freezes over

Teams 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2002

Large sand sculpture depicting a desk which appears to be a ticketing office

Teams 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2001

Abstract scupture of a man whose skull, the viewer is able to see into

Teams 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2010

In this sand sculpture a large group of people huddled together as two large beings grab the land around them

Teams 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2008

An abstract sculpture depicting a food chain composed of five different species

Teams 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2007

Sand sculpture of a circus including giraffes, an elephant, and people

Teams 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2006

Abstract sculpture of a man and women in front of a shrine

Teams 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2005

Sand sculpture of a two-faced person surrounded by a ring of faces

Teams 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2004

Sculpture of non-human beings at what appears to be a banquet

Teams 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2003

Teams 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2002

Sculpture of a beach featuring people, a boey, and an octopus

Teams 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2001

Sand sculpture of three people using cellphones with a data tower in the background

Teams 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2010

Teams 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2010

Large abstract sand sculpture depicting a small animal approaching a large wall

Teams 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2008

An image depicting the back side of a large sand sculpture with the ocean in the background

Teams 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2007

Sculpture of a castle protected by a large moat

Teams 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2006

Sand sculpture of an obelisk

Teams 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2005

Teams 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2005

Abstract sculpture of several animals, a woman, and a man

Teams 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2004

Sand Sculpture of two personified animals holding a sign, and a man resting uneasily in the background

Teams 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2003

Sculpture of a man, possibly in the military, standing next to a headless man

Teams 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2002

Sculpture made of sand depicting a man recieving a shave while another man reads in the corner

Teams 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2001

I am not strange.
I am just not normal.
Salvador Dali

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is not one who is inspired,
but one who inspires others.
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Sculptors

We have a unique
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you to witness such a diverse
range of sand sculpting styles

The World's Best Sand Sculpting Championship is a production of Fitzy Snowman Sculpting. This competition sets new standards on what a professional sand sculpting contest can be. With world class accomidations, a site that is second to none and some of the best sand sculptors in the world, this event clearly takes its name "World's Best" very seriously. This 3 day competition is open to the public on the final two days, December 12,13. This years competition features 10 of the best sand sculptors from the USA. Competitors have a total of 21 hours over 3 days to transform 10 tons of fine sifted silt sand into works art so incredible, you wont beleive your eyes. Each competitor uses only sand and water to sculpt their piece. Once each piece is finished it is sealed with a light solution of Elmer's Glue and water. The glue has no structural component and simply prevents wind errosion.

The World's Best Sand Sculpting Championship is property of Fitzy Snowman Sculpting. Owner and cheif event architect Sean Fitzpatrick Hand crafted this event to showcase the talents of some of the World's Best Sand Sculptors. If you are interested in learning more information on how to become a host city for this fantastic event, please contact Sean directly by using our contact form below or email him directly at sean@fitzysnowman.com

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For Immediate Release Now accepting applications from potential host cities for 2016-2017
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FAQs and Feedback

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions in sand sculpting along with answers from our world champion experts

How do you build them so tall?
Giant Navy helicopters fly in giant buckets. We use huge cranes to lift off the buckets. Actually we simply build wooden or plastic forms and stack them on top of each other. We remove the forms and carve from the top down.
What is the wire sticking out of the top of every sculpture?
It is an antenna signaling alien life form. Its a lightning rod. Actually it is a deterrent from large birds that might otherwise perch on top of the sculptures causing damage.
How do you get the sand to stick together so well?
We use the best sand possible. A fine grain, non-eroded sand with lots of tiny flat edges to hold all that water. Between each grain of sand there is a tiny water bridge holding them together. The sand is compressed together in plastic forms to remove most of the air. The less air, the stronger the bond.
How long do the artists have to complete their sculptures?
Each sculptor has a total of 21 hours to completely carve all the sand in their plot.
How does someone become a professional sand sculptor?
It takes passion, drive, skill, a willingness to learn new things. A little luck doesn't hurt either. There are competitions all over the world and marketing companies looking for a way to attract large crowds. Become good enough, and you get to compete at one of these competitions or get hired to create sand sculptures for a living.
What is that stuff you spray on the sculptures?
We use the term windscreen because that is what it is intended to do. It forms a protective barrier on the outside of the sculpture that prevents the wind and sun from blowing away the detail. It is made from 1 part biodegradable glue and 10 parts plain water. We do not mix it with the sand. It is not intended to hold the sculpture together, only to prevent erosion.
How long will the sand sculptures last?
There are many factors that determine the life span of one of these amazing ephemeral creations. Construction, compaction and the overall design will play as large a part, as will Mother Nature herself. A well thought out design with excellent compaction and construction can last for months even in the harshest of weather conditions. On the other hand a poorly designed or compacted structure or one that has stretched the limits of the sand itself may not survive for more than a few minutes or hours.

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating:
It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali

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