The 2019 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition opens to the public Friday, July 12 at 2 p.m. - Karly Blats photo

Sand sculpting competition begins at Parksville Beach

Master sculptors from around the world compete as exhibit opens to public

Master sculptors from around the world are beginning their masterpieces on the beach in Parksville as the annual Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition gets underway.

The exhibition will open to the public today (Friday, July 12) at 2 p.m. with entry a suggested $4 donation per person.

This year, 29 international sculptors are facing off in the 30-hour competition that will end on Sunday, July 14 with an awards ceremony.

RELATED: Parksville sand sculpting competition draws competitors from around the world

RELATED: Parksville’s sand sculpting competition marks 20 years since moving off the beach

This year’s theme is ‘Myths and Legends.’ Sculptors are competing solo or as duos.

Each duo team receives 15 yards of sand and each solo competitor receives 10 yards.

The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day until Aug. 18. Last year saw 125,908 people come through the gates during the course of the exhibition.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Controversial SD69 discussions continue regarding field trips requiring air travel

Some Qualicum district students believe motion takes away too much from experience at school

Pole-climbing thieves pilfering wire in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Repairs are costly and thefts jeopardize public safety

Library month celebrates Indigenous people, culture in Parksville

Vancouver Island Regional Library showcasing culture of many Nations during October

Green Party leader Elizabeth May talks eliminating fish farming in open ocean pens

May stops in Qualicum Beach as part of Island campaign

Qualicum Beach council discusses helping out Orca Place residents

Town considers offer of temporary jobs in the future

Fashion Fridays: 5 things to remove from your closet

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

First all-female spacewalk team makes history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir did work on International Space Station’s power grid

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta, but doesn’t talk oilsands

Swedish teen was met with some oil and gas industry supporters who came in a truck convoy

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Council asks to limit cruise ship visits to Victoria harbour

Mayor says motion is not meant to curtail current visits or limit local cruise industry expansion

Chilliwack man pleads guilty in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Scooter rider suffers life-threatening injuries in crash in Nanaimo

One person airlifted to hospital in Victoria after collision on Wall Street on Thursday

Most Read