TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay was full of weird and wonderful creations on Saturday thanks to the 17th annual Sand Sculpting Competition.
Hannah Strang won competition for the second year in a row with Angry Birds (pictured right). She won last year with Sushi Octopus.
This year's competition was also home to a magnificent sand castle complete with forest created by the competition’s organizer Nicky Gurret.
Here are the results:
• Children Category U12:
1st — The Jelly Fish by Shemara Virgo, Asha Symons.
2nd — Eye Sea You by Klasan Khan, Adam Khan, Zayd Khan.
• Teenagers 13 - 18:
1st — Bermuda Feel the Beat by Tristan Narraway, Jessie Godfrey, Amy Palmer, Victoria Davis, Katelyn Jeffrey, Kattie Gibbons.
2nd — Couch Potato by Asante Chapman, Judah Chapman. Tajuana Tucker, Azaire Smith, Amali Smith, Tah — Keishon.
1st — Animal by Barbara Ingelman, Matthew Ingleman, Jeff Ingelman
2nd — Sophie’s Choice by Team Sophie
1st — The Babes Castle by Nicky Gurret, Tamara Anfossi, Stacey Robinson, Tyrone Chin, Tracy Dilks
2nd — Wild Life byAlex Hammond, John Singleton, Virginia Bernard
1st — Bermuda House by Deacon & Sam O’meara
2nd — Dark & Stormy (Seal) / Ingrid & John Robaina.
• Over All Winner:
Angry Birds by Hannah Strang, Joshua Emmerson, Erica Matthal.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: Dozens of islanders took to Horseshoe Bay today to take part in the annual Sand Sculpture Contest.
Sand-shapers of all ages spent hours creating a host of exhibits.
Patricipants were given a 12ft by 12ft area of the beach to showcase their creativity.
By 4pm when the judges began to choose the winners an array of designs including sharks, castles, pyramids and landscapes littered the beach.
This year's under 12 contest was won by Shemara Virgo and Asha Symons for their jellyfish sand sculpture.
While the overall winner was Hannah Strang, Joshua Emmerson, Erica Matthal for their 'Angry Birds' design.
Organiser Nicky Gurret told the Bermuda Sun: "The day was ideal for building sand sculptures, with clear blue skies and gently rolling waves at Horseshoe Bay.
"There were a few thousand people who viewed the sand sculptures during the course of the day and over thirty entries with teams up to six people.
"The number of sculptures were slightly down from last year however creativity was up from previous years with use of the new "Bermuda is so much more" featured in some of the sculptures.
"With themes such as Bermuda Feral Chickens, a couch in a carpet of Bay Grape leaves, a long tail, Goslings rum, Bermuda Cottage and one of the most humorous ones, "Bermuda is so much more... Cockroaches" depicting cockroaches lounging around the pool.
"All in all a great day for all who participated and those that came to observe."
This year’s event was supported by the Department of Tourism for the seventh year and included an overall cash prize of $500 as well as smaller prizes.
Hannah Strang won the competition last year with her sculpture of an octopus eating sushi.