Fort Myers Beach Hosts the World Championships of Sand Sculpting - Nov 2011 For the first time ever the " World " sand sculpting event was held in the state of Florida. It followed by 2 weeks the American Sand Sculpting Championships. Masters level sculpters qualified for the world event at various national competitions. Contestants must endure a brutal " pound up " phase of alternating sand, water and compacting to ensure the sand holds together once the forms are removed.
The carving is done on a very strict schedule and no additional help is allowed. The winners for the 2011 Fort Myers Beach World Championships of Sand Sculpting are as follows:
First place: Fallen Empire
Second Place: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Third Place: Stretched Too Thin
Peoples' Choice Award - \
The event drew close to 100,000 visitors over the ten day event which took place on the beach in front of the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn. The amazing sculptures and enthusiatic support from visitors and locals alike hopefully will bring this world class event back again next year !