2012 Sand Sculpture Festival

Sand Sculpture Festival
BEST OF SHOW "Mermaid's Dream" by Moonstone Beach Sandcastle Club: Xande Zublin-Meyer, David Long, Elly Larson.

Sand Sculpture Festival
GOLDEN SHOVEL AWARD "USS Milwaukee" by LACO: John Bergenske, Becky Dower, Eric Lindstrum, Randy Rouda, Julian Berg, Maile McWilliams, Kara Clower, Ava Berg.

Sand Sculpture Festival
MOST DEDICATED DIGGERS "I intitled" by Irie Creations: Jared Enriquez, Dan Throckmofton.

Sand Sculpture Festival
MOST IMAGINATIVE "Dragon Slayer" by Team Craghead: Mike, Matt, Dylan, Mikayla Craghead and Gene Genoar.

Sand Sculpture Festival
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.

Sand Sculpture Festival
YOUTH SCULPTOR "Atlantis" by Bunticker's: Joseph Vericker, Ethan Vericker, Sophie Bunton, Millie Bunton, Gibson Bunton.

Sand Sculpture Festival
F.O.D. STAFF PICK "Seahorse" by The Love Family: Kelly, Devon, Rowna, Nic, Geneva, Jasper, Solomon, Aurora.

Sand Sculpture Festival
Photographer's Choice "Sea Sock Monkey" by Team Japhy's: Dash, Jessie, Anthea, Christoph, Naomi, Kira, Miwa, Josh.

Sand Sculpture Festival
Best Shipwreck "Oh, Ship!" by Krakers: Paige, Ray, Brad.

Sand Sculpture Festival
Deepest "Some Faces" by Blake.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Native American Point" by Fortuna Fog Fighters: Woody Montoya, Jennifer Montoya, Duncan Thomas, Sara Thomas.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Sphynx" by That's Me: Eli Brooks, Heather Bernier.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Shovel it In" by Mr. Bunton, Mr. Veriker, Karen, Cristie.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Squid Love" by Tucker: Nora Winge, Kaia Basch.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Mayan Pyramid" by Your Name Here: Pat Grace, Libby Grace, Emma Grace.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Classic Castle" by Granular Focus: Chris Hansen.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"In Carbonite" by TND: Shawn O'Connor, Jayme Buckley, Clayton Bennett.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Castle Redwoods" by Smart with Merritt: Merritt Lindgren, John Smart, Charlie Smart, Cory Smart.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Can U Hear Me?" by Humboldt Surfrider: Dakota, Katie Vap, Jocelyn.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Two Fish n' a Snail" by Team NEC: Dan Ehresman and Olin Howabauten.

Sand Sculpture Festival
"Groceries" by Wildberries: Jamie, Shayne.

Photos by Steven Vander Meer

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Thank you Sand Sculpture Festival Sponsors!

Wildberries KHUM KWPT KIEM Pierson Building Center
Japhy's Soup and Noodles LACO Associates Hunter, Hunter, and Hunt Jason Stuan DDS Points West Surveying North Coast Horticulture Supply Jay Sooter's Pure Water Spas Humboldt Land & Title Northcoast Environmental Center Arcata Sunrise Rotary Mad River Union Stillwater Sciences Danco Group Pierson's Building Center Provolt Design Coast Central Credit Union The Central Office Schmidbauer Lumber Pacific Watershed Associates GHD