‘B’ Street Pier
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

2019 Winners
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2017 Masters – Third Prize
Rusty Croft – Carmel, CA
Perfectly fits the 2017 event theme:
“Now and Then”

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2018 World Masters – Grand Prize
Tom Koet – Melbourne, FL
Beautifully interprets event theme ‘Celebrate’

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Labor Day on the Bay
Best sand sculptures in the world.
This is waaaay beyond sandcastles.
Plus art you can buy. Gourmet food.
Beer and wine. V.I.P Area
Kid Zone. Amazing!

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2014 Masters – Grand Prize
JOO Heng Tan – Singapore
You had to see this up close to believe it.
How on earth did he do it?

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2016 Masters
Benjamin Probanza – Mexico
Not a castle – this is sculpture!
(Reminds us of our mother-in-law.
We didn’t say that . . . .)

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2017 Masters – Grand Prize and Peoples’ Choice
Ilya Filimontsev – Russia
Wow. Ilya wins top award in back-to-back
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenges!
This is sand. This is sculpture!

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Sand sculpture is dimensional art, but you can’t take it home. So we have jewelry and wearables, accessories, gifts, home décor and more by hand-picked artists from around the Nation . . .

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2018 World Masters
Brian Turnbough – Chicago
Celebrate the end of extinction
Thanks to the efforts of the San Diego Zoo

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2015 Masters
Sue McGrew – USA
‘King of the Gods of Mount Olympus’
Incredible sculpture is definitely not a sandcastle

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2015 Masters
Sue McGrew – USA
‘King of the Gods of Mount Olympus’
Incredible sculpture is definitely not a sandcastle

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Our stance on COVID 19 – Labor Day Weekend sand sculpting event to be conducted as scheduled

 

The effects of this virus are expected to peak during April, 2020.  Our hearts go out to all during this time:  People who are afflicted first, but then all those indirectly affected as well, including folks who make their living in the travel, hospitality and event businesses.  The hardships are real.  We are personally involved.

The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge (USSSC) and Dimensional Art Exposition (DAE) is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-7 this year.  The venue is the open-air portion of the ‘B’ Street pier, jutting out into the Big Bay on the downtown San Diego waterfront.   We understand that infectious disease experts do not expect significant outbreaks of the disease during the late summer months. 

We are continuing to plan for this iconic event.  Our routine activities during the Spring are selection of artists and solicitation of sponsors who wish to take advantage of the large audience on-site and massive media coverage.  (Sponsors who opt for unique sand sculptures may expect up to 90 million or more impressions via TV, web and print.)

We fully expect the USSSC+DAE to take place as scheduled.  But if we are forced to cancel the event due to COVID 19, we will either refund any fees paid or apply them to future events at the requestor’s option.  Dimensional artists should contact Joyce Summer at js@USAsand.com with any questions.  Prospective sponsors should contact Gordon Summer at gs@USAsand.com.

In the meantime, please refer to medical professionals who suggest that you do things like wash your hands often; fist or elbow bump; use knuckles to push buttons; open doors with closed fist, hip or paper towel; cough or sneeze into disposable tissues and safely discard; and use sanitizer after handling gas pump handles or touching other contaminated objects.  In a nutshell, just be careful.

Let’s beat this thing and enjoy life!

Joyce, Gordon and the entire team-