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SCAD Sand Arts Festival
May 6, 2011

Gray's Reef Underwater Sea Creature Awards

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) held its annual Sand Arts Festival , Friday, May 6, 2011 on Tybee Island. Visitors viewed temporary sand art masterpieces created on the island's north beach competing for cash prizes.

SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni competed individually or in teams of up to four members. Entries in the sand castle, sculpture, relief and underwater creature contests must contain only sand and natural objects found on the beach, such as shells, driftwood, seaweed, etc.

Awards for the best underwater creature from the sand sculpture category are presented by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation through Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Gray's Reef 1st Place

First Place Team - "Friendship," Shirley Shum, animation, Cayey, Puerto Rico; Siwachat Sing-To, animation, Pakchong, Thailand

Gray's Reef 2nd Place

Second Place Team - "Kraken Love"

Gray's Reef 3rd Place

Third Place Team - "Epic Battle"

Gray's Reef Judges

Gray's Reef Awards Judges -
Back Row, Reed Bohne, NEGL Region,
Front Row (L to R), Jody Patterson, Cathy Sakas, and Chris Briand, GRNMS

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