Tons Of Fun At The Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship

Tons Of Fun At The Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship

Working with over 1,000 tons of sand, these sand sculptors have created amazing pieces of art in what is known as one of the 10 best sand sculpting competitions in the world.

 

Last November, the 29th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship was held in sunny Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Sculptors from all over the world converged on the beautiful white sand to create over 40 unique pieces of art. The event was held over 10 days and was directly behind the Wyndham Garden Hotel, right on the beach. The competition was broken down between Master Sculptors in the Solo Division, Master Sculptors in the Duo Division, Advanced Amateur Sculptors, and Amateur Sculptors.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

 

Needless to say, all of the sand sculptures were amazing. As I walked around, some pieces were already completed while others were still being worked on. It was really impressive to see the sculptors at work on their masterpieces. They had such intense looks on their faces; the passion and love for their craft was evident.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

A barrel of monkeys!

 

Aside from admiring the sand sculptures, visitors could also check out the Vendor Village with lots of unique items, eat some great food, enjoy live music, and even get a lesson on how to make sand sculptures like the pros. There was also a Kid Zone with plenty of fun activities for the little ones.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Getting tips from the pros

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Not gonna lie, I kinda wanted to go in there…

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Sand Sculpting Championship

 

Have you been to a sand sculpting championship? Which of the sand sculptures was your favorite? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂

 

**A big thank you to Melissa and Florida Seminole Tourism for hosting me. As always, all opinions are my own**

 

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