Sand Sculpture Festival Zandvoort
The EC Sand Sculpting has been inextricably linked to Zandvoort for several years now. What started in 2011 with an NK on Zandvoort soil, expanded in the following year to become a European Championship. A phenomenon that has since been organised annually in Zandvoort.
On 10 October, 6 sand artists from various European countries will compete against each other. In one week time they 'carve' a mountain of sand of 4x4x4 meters into a work of art with fantastic details. The central theme for the 2020 European Championship is 'Zandvoort goes Wild' - after the theme in which all of Zandvoort is based in October. The carvers give their own interpretation of this theme, giving you the most diverse images. This can vary from the rutting season among the deer in the Waterleidingduinen or a rough sea, to a kite surfing scene or race on the track.
On Sunday 18 October, the jury will announce the successors to Fergus Mulvany, the European Champion of 2013, 2014 and 2019. After the award ceremony, the sculptures can still be admired free of charge until the end of February.
The participating carvers of 2020 are: