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The Masters Class is for competitors of the highest level in today's world of professional sand sculpting. These individuals, who may travel here from all over the world, compete over a number of days beginning with the organizational meeting on Thursday, and finishing the sculpting on Sunday at noon. They will vie for cash prizes in the top three places in both the Solo and Doubles Team divisions, determined by the jury vote of their peers competing in the opposite division. That is, the teams judge the solos and the solos judge the teams. They also compete for two other ASF medals that are: Honorable Mention and The Peoples Choice Award, (popular vote of the spectators on the beach by ballot). Visit this page for: Detailed Masters Class Info
There is also an exhibition piece of Master level work that is not in the race for the medals, which is a communal effort of a number of the attending pros that is also on display..
The amateur division is always run on Sunday (this year November 04). It includes categories for teams of up to five persons in four open amateur divisions including a hotly contested (in a friendly rivalry) Business division. These teams and individuals compete for trophies and bragging rights. Go here for: Detailed Amateur Divisions info.
The awards for both divisions and all categories are announced and presented in the afternoon on the final Sunday. The awards presentation are alternated annually at one hotel one year and the other hotel the next year. The hotel that does not have the awards presentation is the hotel that will feature the demonstration sculpture. This year, the awards presentation is on the large pool deck and Tiki Hut bar area at the Holiday Inn on the Beach The demo sculpture is located at the .Outrigger Beach Resort.
The works of the pros are judged by other pros whom are competing in the opposite divisions. The teams judge the solos and the solos judge the teams. They all judge the works in various ways, being there is no mandatory criteria for the judges or the sculptors, though criteria guidelines are provided to both the sculptors and judges should either party feel they want to use it as a guideline. The sculptors are mostly familiar with this criteria from other events, and usually incorporate some or all of it anyway. For the criteria suggestions visit the Masters Class info page.
The Amateurs are judged by representatives from the Masters Class.
For complete details about schedules, rules, regulations, awards and judging aspects, etc., visit the Masters Class info and Amateur Divisions info pages
The Outrigger Beach Resort is located at 6200 Estero Boulevard, on the gulf coast of Florida. The Holiday Inn on the Beach is just a few blocks south at 6890 Estero Blvd.
both mailing addresses include: Fort Myers Beach, Florida. USA 33931
The Southwest Florida International Airport is approximately a 30 minute drive from both hotels. Interstate 75 is the main artery by car.
For more detailed directions, visit the Outrigger Maps & Directions Page and the Holiday Inn on the Beach Maps & Directions Page
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