2017-04-05 / Division Rules

Masters Division Rules

Plots: All work must be done within designated plot using only sand within that plot.

Plot sizes: Solo – 20’ x 20’; Duo – 30’ x30’

• Only master sculptors are allowed inside their designated plots. However, someone is allowed in to help with the removal of forms.

• Spray sealant (provided by Texas SandFest) must be sprayed on the finished work and spraying is allowed at any time.

Dates and Times:

• Thursday – Wednesday, April 13-19, work on tribute and logo mountain – must be completed by April 20

Sculpting hours:

• Thursday, April 20, noon to 6 p.m. – Site prep begins. No carving allowed.

• Friday, April 21 - 8 a.m. – Noon; and 1 – 5 p.m.

• Saturday, April 22 - 8 a.m. – Noon; 1 – 5 p.m.

• Sunday, April 23 – 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Competition ceases.

• Winners will be announced at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the Music Tent.

General Rules:

• Anyone working before start time or after stop time will be disqualified. Sculptors are, however, allowed to spray their work after the stop time.

• Forms must be removed before judging

• No templates or molds allowed. Compacted sand must be sculpted and altered by hand upon removal of forms.

• No powered equipment, screw guns or machinery is allowed inside plots.

• Judges’ decisions are final.


Cash prizes will be awarded for:

Solo Contest:

People’s Choice Award:

Money collected at each sculptor site will count as votes. Quarters and bills each count as one vote: a quarter is one vote; a $1 is one vote.

Third Place, Second Place,

First Place

Duo Contest:

People’s Choice Award

Third Place, Second Place,

First Place


Sculptors judge each other. Judging will be based on technical difficulty, originality, imagination and artistic merit.

All judging sheets will be available for inspection by all master sculptors after the awards ceremony.

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