2000 AD
*October 22, 2000

The American Sandsculpting Festival 2000
SOLO MASTERS CLASS INFORMATION

To Register Contact the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
17200 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. 33931
Telephone (941) 454 7500 (outside the area dial 1 800 782 9283). Fax 941 454 7910
Email:  :info@fmbchamber.com
The Chamber must receive your registration fee by October 29, 2000

If you have any other questions,  please contact Rich Varano
Email: info@sultansofsand.com Phone: (407) 363 S.A.N.D. [7263]

NO TRAVEL EXPENSES OR SHOW UP BUCKS ARE AVAILABLE


PAGE CONTENTS:
(Simply scroll down the page or click on the links to jump down)
WHO IS REGISTERED:
DATES and LOCATION:
HOTEL INFO:
MEALS: *
RULES:
JUDGING and CRITERIA:
REGISTRATION INFO:
SCHEDULE OF WORK HOURS:
MATERIALS and TOOLS:
AWARDS AND PRIZES:
GROUP CARVE:
CONTACTS:

 

Registered Entrants for the 14th Edition year 2000 AD

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DATES and LOCATION:
November  3 - 5,  2000. (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

                              On the beach at:
The Outrigger Beach Resort 6200 Estero Blvd.
                                       And
The Holiday Inn on the Beach 6890 Estero Blvd.

Both addresses include:  Fort Myers Beach, Florida. USA  33931

  Please plan to arrive early enough so that you may attend the meeting on Thursday evening at 8:00 pm at LOGGERHEADS Restaurant at the far end of the shopping plaza across the street from the Holiday Inn property. Tee will be food provided. Drawing for plots will be done there, as well as coverage of any late breaking developments. If you miss the meeting, your plot will be randomly assigned to you. But still try to contact Rich Varano as soon as you arrive, or be at breakfast in your assigned hotel dining area by 7:00 am on Friday morning.
Additional carving hours or make-up hours cannot be assigned to late arrivals.

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SCHEDULE OF WORK HOURS:
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 & 4:    8:00am -12:00 and 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 5:                                 8:00am - 12:00

Total carving Hours = 20

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REGISTRATION:
 This is an open event, but there are limits to the available perks. Therefore, registration must be made in advance.
If we exceed our capacity to host competitors, registration will be closed early and notice will be given here. So please register early, and watch this space.

To Register: Send a check or money order in US funds for $25.00 to the address below, Payable To:
The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
17200 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
Please mark "American Sandsculpting Festival 2000 registration fee" on the check or money order.

REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED AFTER OCTOBER 29, 2000.
 No Registrations will be accepted, and no refunds will be given after 10-29-2000
If we do not receive your check by this date, you will not be included in the event.

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HOTEL:
 The Host Sponsors are the Outrigger Hotel and the Holiday Inn on the Beach.  You may register a preference for which hotel you will stay in and compete at, but you will ultimately be assigned where the committee places you. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your wishes on this matter, but we appreciate your patience and understanding. Competing Masters will be provided with a  private room  for the nights of Thursday November 2, through Sunday November 5, and breakfast and lunch on work days.
 For all competing Masters that agree to work on the Demo Sculpture at the Holiday inn on Thursday Nov. 2, the room and meals will also be provided for Wednesday November 1. Please register this fact early if you will work on the demo.
 You may bring a spouse or guest(s) that can share the room, but all other expenses for guest  meals, etc. are at your own expense (Exception: All spouse/ guests are invited to the Pizza Party on Friday night at no cost). Additional rooms may be available at a discount. For information on rates and availability please contact the Outrigger Hotel and the Holiday Inn directly.
 If you need directions to the event click here.

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MEALS:
Thursday night dinner at Loggerheads Restaurant in the shopping plaza across the street from the Hoiday Inn  property. The Outrigger and the Holiday Inn will  provide breakfast and lunch, Friday through Sunday to the competing Masters only, staying at these hotels. Also, Friday night is the traditional Pizza Party and Ping Pong Tournament beginning at 7:00pm at the Pelican Perch on the Outrigger property. Your invited guests are welcome, but please RSVP if you (and how many guests) will attend, by Thursday night at the meeting so we may plan and order the appropriate amounts.

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MATERIALS and TOOLS:
We are providing stakes and tape, flagpoles and water containers, with shared hoses for filling the water containers to all competing Masters. You will also draw for plots that will be a pile of sand approximately 5-7 cubic yards, or < (less than) 10 tons. You will only draw for plots at the hotel where you are staying. You may request which hotel to stay at, but you may be assigned to the other one depending on how many entrants are included in the show. Space is limited, so advance registration in the event is required. You may also request no pile if you wish, and work from a flat beach area.
Please bring everything else with you that you will require to create and seal your sculpture. We encourage you to fly your flags. (State, country, company, civic organization, etc.)
If you need anything provided to you at the event, you must register your request  by October 20, 2000. There are some shovels, tampers, and a limited amount of Round Plastic Forms (RPF) & clamps available. All materials and tools that are available on site are on a first come - first served basis.

NO TRAVEL EXPENSES OR SHOW UP BUCKS ARE AVAILABLE
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AWARDS AND PRIZES:
Medals will be awarded to the first three places and one Honorable Mention, as well as one medal for Peoples Choice and one medal for Sculptors Choice. Total awards =  6 (six)

Awards will be presented on the Outrigger Deck after 4:30 pm on Sunday.

At this time the cash prizes are:
$1,000.00 first place.
$750.00 second place
$ 500.00 third place
Medals only for all other awards.

This prize package is guaranteed as a minimum . Watch this space for updates.
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RULES:

NO TRAVEL EXPENSES OR SHOW UP BUCKS ARE AVAILABLE
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JUDGES, JUDGING and CRITERIA:
The same judging format will be used as was in place last year.  There was a good result last year as evidenced by the fact that there were no complaints made to the director last year regarding this aspect. It was well publicized that any complaints or concerns should be addressed to the director.  This holds true again this year for ANY aspect of the event.

The contest will be judged by a jury panel of no less than six, but not more than twelve persons. These persons will not have practical sand sculpture experience, but some of them may have acted as judges last year. The jury panel will be mostly artists from other mediums. A minor portion of the panel will not be of the visual arts environment at all. This is by design.

The judges and the artists will be given the criteria outlined below to be used as  SUGGESTIONS ONLY in both helping the artists design pieces (IF THEY SO CHOOSE) and to help the judges to reach their decisions on how to rank the entire field (IF THEY FEEL THEY NEED IT). Please understand that this criteria is not mandatory for either the sculptors OR the judges to use at all. It is simply offered as a reference guideline that the judges MAY  refer to for the purpose of helping to objectify what are sure to be some close calls in  the final placing of the top, mid and low range. For the artist as well, this criteria is provided as only a general suggestion of a direction to pursue in designing and executing the sculptures.

THE CRITERIA SUGGESTIONS:


 Sample Questions the judges MAY ask of themselves as an aid to determine the rankings or to help compare the sculptures to each other. These are also only suggestions. The judges may also put any of the criteria suggestions into this question format. Or they may devise similar types of questions of their own:
                                            Which sculpture is executed the best?
                                            Which sculpture has the most original theme?
                                            Which sculpture do you like best?
                                            Which sculpture has strongest overall impact?
                                            Which sculpture displays greatest craftsmanship/skill?
                                            Which sculpture exhibits the most detail ?
                                            Which sculpture appears to push the media to the its limit?
                                            Which sculpture exhibits the most artistic merit?
                                            Which sculpture expresses quality to you?
It is hoped that the judges will consider as many aspects as possible, and include as much information as they are able to in their overall evaluations of each sculpture.

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GROUP CARVE:
There is no mandatory group carve. There is a display piece (Demo) being created in advance of the contest on Thursday.  If competing professionals would like to work on the display sculpture on Thursday, they may arrive Wednesday and their room and lunch will be provided. Contact Rich Varano for details.

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If you need directions to the event click here

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT RICH VARANO:
Phone: (407) 363 S.A.N.D. [7263]
Email: info@sultansofsand.com
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