2012 Sand Sculpture Festival
BEST OF SHOW "Mermaid's Dream" by Moonstone Beach Sandcastle Club: Xande Zublin-Meyer, David Long, Elly Larson.
GOLDEN SHOVEL AWARD "USS Milwaukee" by LACO: John Bergenske, Becky Dower, Eric Lindstrum, Randy Rouda, Julian Berg, Maile McWilliams, Kara Clower, Ava Berg.
MOST DEDICATED DIGGERS "I intitled" by Irie Creations: Jared Enriquez, Dan Throckmofton.
MOST IMAGINATIVE "Dragon Slayer" by Team Craghead: Mike, Matt, Dylan, Mikayla Craghead and Gene Genoar.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE "Coho Salmon" by Pacific Watershed Assoc: Audi Thoele, Eileen Weppner, Kathy Moley, Maurice Viand, Sophia Thoele, Danny Hagans, Caryn Irwin, Nick Graehl, Sandy Irwin, Jackie Haus, Randy Columbia, Brittany Freidlander, Brandon Irwin.
YOUTH SCULPTOR "Atlantis" by Bunticker's: Joseph Vericker, Ethan Vericker, Sophie Bunton, Millie Bunton, Gibson Bunton.
F.O.D. STAFF PICK "Seahorse" by The Love Family: Kelly, Devon, Rowna, Nic, Geneva, Jasper, Solomon, Aurora.
Photographer's Choice "Sea Sock Monkey" by Team Japhy's: Dash, Jessie, Anthea, Christoph, Naomi, Kira, Miwa, Josh.
Best Shipwreck "Oh, Ship!" by Krakers: Paige, Ray, Brad.
Deepest "Some Faces" by Blake.
"Native American Point" by Fortuna Fog Fighters: Woody Montoya, Jennifer Montoya, Duncan Thomas, Sara Thomas.
"Sphynx" by That's Me: Eli Brooks, Heather Bernier.
"Shovel it In" by Mr. Bunton, Mr. Veriker, Karen, Cristie.
"Squid Love" by Tucker: Nora Winge, Kaia Basch.
"Mayan Pyramid" by Your Name Here: Pat Grace, Libby Grace, Emma Grace.
"Classic Castle" by Granular Focus: Chris Hansen.
"In Carbonite" by TND: Shawn O'Connor, Jayme Buckley, Clayton Bennett.
"Castle Redwoods" by Smart with Merritt: Merritt Lindgren, John Smart, Charlie Smart, Cory Smart.
"Can U Hear Me?" by Humboldt Surfrider: Dakota, Katie Vap, Jocelyn.
"Two Fish n' a Snail" by Team NEC: Dan Ehresman and Olin Howabauten.
"Groceries" by Wildberries: Jamie, Shayne.
Photos by Steven Vander Meer