How else can one describe this new and improved event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune's International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other for miles. From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.
It's been the signature event of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival since its inception. Now it becomes the signature event of an entire region as the International Sandsculpting Championship expands to ten days. With an international field of sculptors representing countries from around the world, the expansion of the competition puts this as one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the world.
NEPTUNE'S KINGDOM: LAND OF SAND
A huge tent, almost as large as a football field, will house 22 sculptures created by 12 solo and 10 doubles teams! Sculptors will compete for the largest prize purse awarded in the country.
32 of the world's most talented sculptors will be in Virginia Beach creating incredible works of art for our viewing pleasure. Click here for information on the artists competing in the 2014 International Sandsculpting Championship Masters Division
Want to get an idea of the incredible sculptures you can expect to see in 2014? Click here to view the 2013 International Sandsculpting winners!
Each sculpture is so intricate and beautiful, it's hard to narrow down a favorite. Thankfully, that's not our job! Click here to learn more about the judges who are tasked with selecting the best of the best at the 2014 International Sandsculpting Championship.
Neptune’s Land of Sand Hours:
The Neptune Festival is thrilled to announce the return of our Sandsculpting Charitable Partner: The Governor's School for the Arts!
The Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) is a center for innovation that develops excellence, nurtures creativity, inspires artistic vision and builds communities with a passion for the Arts. GSA is a regional secondary arts school sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the public school divisions of Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. GSA provides intensive, pre-professional individualized instruction in Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Musical Theatre and Theatre, and Visual Arts. Students attend their home high school in the mornig and attend GSA in the afternoon for three hours each school day during the adacemic year. Transportation is provided to GSA by the local school divisions. Students may earn three credits for each year they attend GSA. Admission to GSA is by audition. Any student in grades 8 -11 is eligible to apply. Applicants who pass the audition may then apply to the school and must provide teacher recommendations and permission from their high school principal. To attend GSA, the student must be enrolled in a public high school in one of the eight participating school divisions. www.gsarts.net - Find us on FACEBOOK or call 757.451.4711