2023 Winners

The 2023 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition took place July 13-16, 2023.

Visitors witnessed master sculptors carving sand using the theme of the “Wonders of the World.” Twenty-nine competitors were allowed 30 hours to convert 255 yards of sand into sculptures based on this very broad theme. The Parksville Beach Festival Society handed out a total of $51,350 to the sculptors at the Awards Ceremony on the Sunday evening. The results of the competition are below.

2023 Solo Results
1st Place
Karen Fralich (Ontario) for "The Great Barrier Reef"
2nd Place
Thomas Koet (Florida) for "Two Wonders of the World"
3rd Place
Abe Waterman (PEI) for "Themeless"
4th Place
Peter Vogelaar (BC) for "Age of Wonder"
5th Place
Damon Langlois (BC) for "Seed"
2023 Doubles Results
1st Place
Fred Dobbs (BC) & Ted Siebert (Illinois) for "Wonderland"
2nd Place
Seveline Beauregard (Quebec) & Joris Kivits (Netherlands) for "Love Without Borders"
3rd Place
Sue McGrew (USA) & Dmitry Klimenko (Russia) for "The King"
2023 Competitors Choice
(Selected by their peers)
Double
Edith van de Wetering & Wilfred Stijger (Netherlands) for " Dreams"
Solo
Thomas Koet (Florida) for "Two Wonders of the World"
2023 People's Choice
(Selected by the public during the 5 week Exhibition)
Double
Susanne Ruseler (Netherlands) & David Ducharme (BC) for "A World of Wonder"
Solo
Peter Vogelaar (BC) for "Age of Wonder"
Sponsorship

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Sculptors

Master sculptors from all around the world apply to participate in Parksville’s annual competition each year.

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