- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - Today’s the big day at the 14th Annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition at New Hampshire’s Hampton Beach.

Sculptures by some of the continent’s best sand artists will be on display and be professionally judged for $15,000 in prizes that will be announced at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sculpture fans also get to vote from 1 to 4 p.m. for the People’s Choice Award.

A sand sculpting lesson will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. to those who sign up at the Chamber of Commerce office near the sculptures.

Fireworks cap off the day at 9:30.

The sculptors had a total of 24 hours over three days to complete their works. Each got a private plot and 10 tons of sand.

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