World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

In Washington The World Championship of Sand Sculpting help from September 8 to October 3. Aroun the world artist came to compete in: solo, duet and team bases competitions. Solo prize winner was Thomas Koeta from Florida for “Whirlwind”. Whereas for “duet” category the sculpture “The distance gives perspective,” won first place . below are some of amazing shots taken by msnbc photographers

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Dan Belcher of St. Louis runs around his sculpture a few minutes before the start of the competition. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Members of the team ‘Sandboxers’ fill sand molds in a competition in Federal Way, Washington. The teams had six hours to fill sand into solid molds for future figures. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Left to right: Katie Corning, Geoff Strong and Kirk Reydmeyker of the U.S. team work on a sand sculpture called "open mind". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Fergus Mulvaney working on his sculpture

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Helena Bangert from Amsterdam, blows away the excess sand from her sculpture entitled "Walking through". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

A team member from Washington’s ‘Orbital Sanders’ working on the sculpture "The Missing Link". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Spectators watch as Remy Girts from the Netherlands working on his sculpture "Bountiful Harvest". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

The Dutch "solo-artist Remy Girts carves details on his sculpture" Bountiful Harvest ". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Sculptor Sue McGraw from Tacoma, Washington works on her creation. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Walter McDonald, from Texas works on one of the towers of his castle. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

To create the final figure, the sculptors use a variety of devices - from the archaeological tools to credit cards. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Sculptor Mark Lepir from Quebec is working on her figure.

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Nicole Wood (left) with trowel smoothes the base sculpture of his team while her teammate Arianna Van Rosmalen carves little figures, and Mariella Hesels sprays on them a mixture of water and glue. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Despite drizzling rain, the team from the United States completes the details on the sculpture "open mind". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Sudarsan Pattnaik works on the sculpture of Barack Obama.

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Five minutes before the end of the fourth day of the team members ‘Team Sand Boxers’ hurry to finish the figure before time (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

The back side of the sculpture “Bound”

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

A small toilet - part of the sculpture, entitled "Where to go" - from Walter McDonald of Texas. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Joris Krivits from the Netherlands presented the sculpture "Puzzle". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Briton Paul Hoggard’s sculpture- an elephant

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

The day before the competition, this sculpture of a clown had hair on both sides. The other side was damaged by a bird who tried to land on it. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

"Magnetic attraction" created by Fergus Mulvaney of Ireland.

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Damon Farmer of Kentucky, made a sculpture "The fact that we have to show." (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Benjamin Probanza of Mexico decided to name his sculpture "Untitled". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

The inverted face sculpture "Looking at the negative" by Wilfred Stigera from the Netherlands is actually concave

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Damon Langlois of Victoria, District of Columbia, completes the sculpture of the team ‘Team Sand Boxers’ (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Joe Heng Tan from Singapore showering his sculpture with a mixture of water with the glue (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

The sculpture "The distance gives perspective," won first place in the category of "duet".

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Karlis Lle of Latvia made a sculpture titled "Through the wall of love". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Sculpture "Jimmy" by Billy Dow of Montana was devoted to the 40th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix. (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Rich Varano from Florida, created this magnificent castle titled "Fanta Sea for Sue Sea". (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)

World Championship of Sand Sculpting In Washington

Uldis Zarins from Latvia made this sculpture titled "It was a bad dream." (Jim Seida / msnbc.com)



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