First Place: Abe Waterman (Canada)
Second Place: Jonathan Bouchard (Canada)
Third Place: Fergus Mulvany
Sculptor’s Choice: Jan Selen (Netherlands)
People’s Choice: Manuel Campos (Colombia)
Treasure Island, Florida’s sand sculpture capital, hosts 11th Annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup. All it takes is several tons of sand, plenty of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece – at least for ten master sculptors who return to Treasure Island for the 10th annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival November 20-24, 2019.
The competition is invitational, and has grown to be the largest masters competition in the Southeast United States.
A “Meet and Greet” with all the sculptors happens Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm in the Beach Front Cafe of the Bilmar Beach Resort located at 10650 Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. Great Bay Distributors provides the beer; Sloppy Joe’s serves up the snacks. Tickets are $15 at the door.
The masterful exhibition of sand sculpting talent at the world-class level, is naturally, the big appeal, with the top three sculptures and a People’s Choice sculpture awarded over $12,000 in cash prizes. Judging and voting for the People’s Choice Award is Saturday, November 23th from 3pm to 6pm. The awards ceremony is at 7pm followed by a fireworks display at 10pm.
The beach food court, and arts and crafts marketplace and three days of live music make Sanding Ovations a must-see event while visiting Treasure Island