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2013 Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Information Winners

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2013 Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest Winning Results

Official Results: 2013 Siesta Key Beach Crystal Classic Winners

1st Place Judges: "Brainstorm (An Ode To Caffeine)" by Karen Fralich, Burlington Ontairo Canada & Dan Belcher, St. Louis, MO
2nd Place Judges: "World Breathe" by Jan Zelinka, Czech Republic, & Michela Ciappini, Longiano Italy
3rd Place Judges: "The Amazing Sand Castle Machine" by Matt Long, New York, NY & Andy Gertler, Cliff, NY
1st Place Sculptors Choice: World Breathe" by Jan Zelinka, Czech Republic, & Michela Ciappini, Longiano Italy

1st Place Peoples Choice:  TBA
2nd Place Peoples Choice: Pint of No Return by: Bill Dow and Craig Mutch

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The Fourth Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic is scheduled for November 15 - 18, 2013 on Siesta Beach. Recently named America's #1 Beach it has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed in the past three years. Citing the beauty and cleanliness of the pristine white sand, sculptors have remarked that their sculptures look almost as if they were "carved in marble." The Siesta Key Crystal Classic connects the arts and the beach in ways never before seen in Sarasota.

Founded in 2010, the Crystal Classic has quickly become a local tradition and a draw for visitors from outside Sarasota County, which account for over 50% of the 35,000+ attendees.

Master sculptors spend three days creating sand masterpieces, some over ten feet tall, and transform the always beautiful Siesta Beach into an outdoor art gallery. Visitors enter the Sand Sculpture Gallery and immediately notice the Sponsor Logo Sculpture and are fascinated by it size and the number of community organizations and local businesses that support the event.; Visitors arriving on Friday have the opportunity to see the beginning stages of the sculptures and enjoy guessing what the pile of sand will look after the sculptor completes the transformation.

The competition phase of the Crystal Classic ends on Sunday at noon leaving the remainder of the day and Monday for visitors to view completed sculptors before they are cleared away on Tuesday morning.

In a community well known for its beaches and its cultural offerings, the organizers of the Crystal Classic have discovered a way to combine the two for the benefit of the Siesta Key and Sarasota communities. 

Admissions: $5 per person - Children under 4 are free.  Purchase upon arrival at the event

Location:   Siesta Key Public Beach, 949 Beach Rd. Siesta Key Fl. 34242

When:       Friday 15th through Monday 18th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Who:        20 Worldwide Master sand sculptures teaming to win the top prize.  

$5 per person - Children under 4 are free. Purchase upon arrival at the event
Friday 15th through Monday 18th 9:00am - 5:00pm         
note: Thursday 14th pre display logos sculpting
Official Masters sculpting start:
Friday -      November 15, 2013 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday -  November 16, 2013 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday -    November 17, 2013 9:00am-12:00pm   Official sculpting end
Sunday -    November 17, 2013 12:30pm-1:30pm   Sculpture Judging and awards for teams.
Monday -    November 18, 2013 9:00am-5:00pm    Last day Sculpture Viewing 

Parking: "Free" at Siesta Key Beach Public Parking lot. Limited spaces available.(1st come 1st serve)
Avoid finding parking space, "Park and Ride" use the shuttle to Siesta Beach - $5 per vehicle, per day
Pick-up Location: Riverview High School
           1 Ram Way
           Sarasota, FL 34231
           Just East of US 41 and West of Swift Road. off Proctor Rd.
Schedule:  Saturday, November 16
           Sunday, November 17
           9:00 am to 5:30 pm
           Shuttles run throughout the day beginning at 9:00 am
           First shuttle leaves Riverview HS at 9:00 am
           Last shuttle leaves Riverview HS at 3:00 pm
           Return trips: Last shuttle leaves Siesta Beach at 5:30 pm
This Event of Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting is being held on the South end of Siesta Key Public Beach by the volleyball nets and public picnic area. This Siesta Key live web cam  pans the south, you get a glimpse of the sand sculpture event area. But remember it does'nt take the place of walking on Siesta beach with your own camera.   

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