Imperial Beach Sand Castle Competition Winners for 2017 - NBC 7 San Diego

Imperial Beach Sand Castle Competition Winners for 2017

2017 Sun & Sea Festival took place July 14-15



     The theme of 2017 was "Pirates in Paradise", bringing crowds to the coast over the weekend.

    (Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

    The theme for this year's annual sand castle competition in Imperial Beach was "Pirates in Paradise" and the builders did not disappoint.

    This long-standing tradition returned Friday and Saturday to the Portwood Pier Plaza, showcasing the talents of world-class sandcastle sculptors.

    The Sun & Sea Festival organizers have announced the winners of this year's competition and released images of their work.

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    The winning sculptors were:

    Masters Class

    • First Place – The Sandcastle Man Name of sculpture: Misty Mountain
    • Second Place – I.B. Posse Name of sculpture: Smell The Roses
    • Third Place – Sculpting San Diego Name of sculpture: Social Extinction

    Open Class

    • First Place: I.B. Posse Family Name of sculpture: Captain’s Cove
    • Second Place: Guardians of the Sand Lot Name of sculpture: Alice in Wonderland
    • Third Place: Sculpintures Name of sculpture: POGO IB

    People’s Choice Award:

    • Team: Howies Crew Name of sculpture: Medieval Castle

    The free, two-day festival included a community parade, live music, arts and crafts for the kids, an international food fair and a sand sculpting competition for children.

    Sun and Sea Festival Starts in Imperial BeachSun and Sea Festival Starts in Imperial Beach

    The annual Sun and Sea Festival kicks off Friday in Imperial Beach. NBC 7's Gaby Rodriguez reports on the longtime tradition which brings out the talents of expert sand sculptors.

    (Published Friday, July 14, 2017)

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