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Looking for the perfect sculpting event in November? The <a href=http://www.crystalsand.org/ target='_blank'>Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition</a> at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida, boasts clean, white-sugar beaches and beautiful warm weather.

 

"The Charge of the Achilles" took the doubles division 1st place award. Its sculptors were Brian Turnbough of Illinois and Joo Heng Tan of Singapore.

“The Charge of the Achilles” took the doubles division 1st place award. Its sculptors were Brian Turnbough of Illinois and Joo Heng Tan of Singapore.

 

Expect crowds -- about 70,000 people attend over four days. Part of the proceeds supports sea turtle conservation projects at Mote Marine Laboratory.

 

Judges awarded 5th place to Justin Gordon of Groveland, Massachusetts, for "Legislated Liberty," depicting a bald eagle chained to a gavel.

Judges awarded 5th place to Justin Gordon of Groveland, Massachusetts, for “Legislated Liberty,” depicting a bald eagle chained to a gavel.

 

Marjon Katerberg poses with "Eagle Dance," at the<a href=http://www.sandskulptur.dk target='_blank'> International Sand Sculpture Festival.</a>

 

The festival, located in Søndervig, Denmark, recently featured "The Skull -- Greed Does Not Feed," by Jan Selen of the Netherlands.

The festival, located in Søndervig, Denmark, recently featured “The Skull — Greed Does Not Feed,” by Jan Selen of the Netherlands.

 

Another highlight of the Danish event was "The Trans-Atlantic Train," by Kimmo Frosti, of Finland; Uldis Zarins, of Latvia; Jeroen Van de Vlag, of the Netherlands; and Liga Zarins, of Latvia.

Another highlight of the Danish event was “The Trans-Atlantic Train,” by Kimmo Frosti, of Finland; Uldis Zarins, of Latvia; Jeroen Van de Vlag, of the Netherlands; and Liga Zarins, of Latvia.

 

When it's all over, the sculptures are left to the forces of nature. Depending on the weather, they can remain intact for weeks.

When it’s all over, the sculptures are left to the forces of nature. Depending on the weather, they can remain intact for weeks.

 

Jino Van Bruisessen's sand sculpture -- titled "Two Pots" -- won 1st place at the <a href=http://www.sandstormevents.net/major-events-2/international-sand-sculpting-championship/ target='_blank'>Hawkesbury International Sand Sculpting Championships</a>, in Howe Park, Windsor, NSW, Australia this past January.

Jino Van Bruisessen’s sand sculpture — titled “Two Pots” — won 1st place at the Hawkesbury International Sand Sculpting Championships, in Howe Park, Windsor, NSW, Australia this past January.

 

Events at Siesta Key Beach include amateur competitions for kids and parents as well as head-to-head speed-carving events.

Events at Siesta Key Beach include amateur competitions for kids and parents as well as head-to-head speed-carving events.

 

The <a href=http://www.NationalSandSculptingFestival.com/ target='_blank'>National Sand Sculpting Festival, Revere Beach</a> in Revere, Massachusetts, is now in its 10th year. Festivities culminate with a big finish in the form of a fireworks display. And there's easy access from Boston by public transportation.

The National Sand Sculpting Festival, Revere Beach in Revere, Massachusetts, is now in its 10th year. Festivities culminate with a big finish in the form of a fireworks display. And there’s easy access from Boston by public transportation.

 

Each weekend before Thanksgiving, Treasure Island, Florida, hosts its <a href=http://www.mytreasureisland.org/sandingovations2013.htm target='_blank'>Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpting Competition</a>. In 2012, "Release," by Suzanne Ruseler of North Holland, Netherlands, won 3rd place.

 

"Life," by Benjamin Probanza of Acapulco, Mexico, took 2nd place.

 

Courtesy:

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/03/travel/top-sand-sculpture-events