2008 27th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest 2008: Adult/Family Group 1st Place Winner: Ganesh
Adult/Family Group 1st Place Winner: Entry #40: Ganesh, by Peter Bridgman

The 27th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was once again well attended with 60 sculptures entered. Thousands of participants and observers showed up to enjoy a sunny, but windy day. Unfortunately, a high tide occurred shortly after noon, quickly washing away many of the sculptures.

If you notice any errors in sculpture or artist names, please contact us.


2008 Sand Sculpture Award Results

HM = Honorable Mention
PC = People's Choice Awards
RP = Best Use Of Recycled Plastic
MJ = Maggie Johnston Award for Creative Excellence

Adult/Family Group Category
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Ganesh Peter Bridgman
2nd Seal iPod Morgan Cantrell
3rd Shark Foot Andrew Siler
HM Sweet 16 The Avery-Casperson Group
HM Doggie Bathtub The Marshall-Laszlo Family
PC Sand Witch The Henry Kingdon Family
MJ Relay The Leak/Pinkava/Birmingham Families
RP WALL-E Meets Whal-E Oaklandish

Adult's Individual
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st See Lisard Douglas Hellman Wylie
HM 3 Little Pigs Deserae Lyon

Children's Individual
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Dragon Ariella
2nd Whale Howie
3rd Pig Naomi

Children's Group
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Walrus Sandy & Crew
2nd Save The Earth Trevor and Megan
3rd Smiley Turtle Samantha and David
HM Serpent Ship The Roeder-Target Family
HM Go Green The DeOsuna Team

Missing and Unidentified Photos
If you have a photo of any of the sand sculptures listed below or if you know the identity of any of the Unidentified Sculptures, please contact us. Thank you.

  • Adult/Family Group Entry #04: Untitled sculpture, by the Thomas Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #35: Bobo the Dolphin, by the Osfeld Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #41: Fat Cat, by unknown sculptor

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Last updated: February 28, 2016

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