World Championship Sand Sculpting 2018–
The creation of the sculptures by the artists will take place from Monday, June 4 until Tuesday, June 12. During this period, the public can watch the artists at work from 9 am to 5 pm. The competition will be officially closed on Tuesday 12 June at 2 pm. Judging will then follow and at 17.00 pm the new world champion will be announced. The sand artworks can then be viewed free of charge until 15 August 2018.
In total, it will include 11 large sand artworks of no less than 4 - 5 meters high. Each sculpture is created by top artists, selected by the World Sand Sculpting Academy WSSA. Each artist will create his own design, based on the central theme "200 years of sea, sand and ..." Taking this central theme, the artists have maximum freedom to make a spectacular design and given the high creativity and inventiveness of the artists, each sculpture will tell its own story!
The participating artists come from Japan, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Because the Netherlands is the host country, the Dutch participant will be excluded from the jury and 10 of the 11 sculptures will be judged by a professional jury. On 12 June, the professional jury will decide which sculpture is the best and which participant will be declared World Champion 2018.
Spectacular evening lighting
The artworks will be spectacularly illuminated by a team of specialist light artists, so that during the entire period an evening visit to the sand sculptures on Lange Voorhout will certainly be worthwhile.
Location: Lange Voorhout, Den Haag