2018 Opening Weekend ResultsIt was a 'wildly' successful weekend for the 2018 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville, with strong attendance over a three day period, July 13-15. Close to 11,000 visitors witnessed master sculptors carving sand to the theme of "Wild Things: From here to the Galapagos". Twenty-nine (29) competitors were allotted 30 hours to convert 345 tonnes of sand into astounding sculptures. Parksville Beach Festival Society awarded a total of $52,000 to sculptors Sunday evening. The results of the competition are below.
Soloist Results:5th Place: Wilfred Stijger; Pieterburen, Netherlands Sculpture Entitled: "A Handful"
4th Place: Enguerrand "Mac" David; Brussels, Belgium Sculpture Entitled: "And What Did the Fish Eat?"
3rd Place: Melineige Beauregard; St. Hippolyte, Quebec Sculpture Entitled: "Molecule's Link"
2nd Place: Ilya Filimontsev, Russia Sculpture Entitled: "Wild Winged Spirit"
1st Place: Peter Vogelaar; Winlaw, BC Sculpture Entitled: "Hendrix Live- Wild Thing"
Doubles Results3rd Place: Guy-Olivier Deveau, Quebec & Daniel Belcher; Missouri Sculpture Entitled: "Chimerism"
2nd Place: David Ducharme, Winlaw, BC & Dmitry Klimenko, Russia; Sculpture Entitled: "A Fine Balance"
1st Place: Jacinthe Trudel & Jonathan Bouchard, Quebec Sculpture Entitled: "Choose Your Side"
Competitors Choice Awards: (Peer selection)Soloist: Abe Waterman; Montague, PEI Sculpture Entitled: "Legacy"
Doubles: Jacinthe Trudel & Jonathan Bouchard, Quebec Sculpture Entitled: "Choose Your Side"
Sculptures will be on exhibit until August 19 at Parksville Community Park. Gates are open from 9am-9pm daily. Entry by suggested donation of $3. Visitors may vote for their favorite sculpture and those results will be awarded to competitors at the end of the competition. For more information see parksvillebeachfest.ca
President, Parksville Beach Festival Society
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