Photos from the 2015 Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival

The 12th annual event featured a doubles competition for the first time.

revere beach national sand sculpting festival 2015

This year’s centerpiece / Photo by Olga Khvan

Sculptors from all over the world gathered at Revere Beach over the weekend to compete in the 12th annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. The theme of this year’s event was “The Spirit of Massachusetts,” producing a centerpiece depicting the state’s iconic people and landmarks, including Paul Revere, the Zakim Bridge, the “Make Way for Ducklings” sculptures from the Boston Common, the State House, and more.

The competition this year also featured a new doubles division, allowing sculptors to team up on their elaborate sand creations.

Following tradition, the staple summer event featured food vendors, live music, ferris wheel rides, and a fireworks display.

See the winning sculptures and more below.

Solo Competition


Photo by Olga Khvan

Mélineige Beauregard of Montreal received first place in the solo competition for “Open Your Mind and Let Your Spirit Fly.”


Photo by Olga Khvan

“This Is Not Alice in Wonderland!” by Enguerrand David of Brussels won second place.


Photo by Olga Khvan

“The Tormented” by Guy-Olivier Deveau of Montreal won third place.

Doubles Competition


Photo by Olga Khvan

Ilya Filmonstev from Moscow and David Ducharme from British Columbia, Canada, won first place in the inaugural doubles competition with “Salt of the Earth.”


Photo by Olga Khvan

Susanne Ruesler from Ultrecht, Netherlands, and Hanneke Supply from Rotterdam, Holland, won second place with “Alone Together.”


Photo by Olga Khvan

Abe Waterman of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Morgan Rudluff of Santa Cruz received the People’s Choice Award for “Dueling Banjos.”


Photos by Olga Khvan