2017 Imperial Beach Sand Castle Competition

Incredible works of art were crafted in the sands of Imperial Beach for the Sun & Sea Festival.

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In 2017, the first place award in the Masters Class was given to The Sandcastle Man for the sculpture Misty Mountain.
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In the Open Class Division, first place was awarded to the I.B. Posse Family for their sculpture: Captain’s Cove.
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The 2017 People’s Choice Award was awarded to Howies Crew for their sculpture Medieval Castle.
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Sha-Ron Cobb
Here are some images from past competitions: In the 10-man team "Masters A" category, this work titled "Back on Track" by the IB Posse took home the first place prize.
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The team called Silicate-based Lifeforms won second place for "Castle Octopus."
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Sha-Ron Cobb
Third place went to the Sand Squirrels for "Now & Then."
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@Homerrkins on Twitter
The "Original Imperial Beach Sandcastle Competition" featured world-class sculptors who had five hours to build their pieces. This photo is from @homerrkins on Twitter.
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Categories also included masters 3-person teams, family teams and corporate teams. Photo via Ben Walters on Twitter.
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The Sun & Sea Festival gets its name from the public festival held in 1960 to celebrate the city's incorporation.
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For 32 years, IB was home to the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition.
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Mark Coziahr on Twitter
Photo via Mark Coziahr on Twitter.
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Photo via Melissa on Instagram
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Photo via Senor Danny Vega on Twitter
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