Competition and professional work

Fred (dageek) has competed in 65 Master level competitions as of 2011. He now works as a professional sculptor, so this page will reflect some of that work, as well as a few competition pieces.
Year Festival Piece
2012 Navarre national soft sand championship

First place: Jazz

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2012 Tin City job in Naples FL for thesandlovers.com

Tin City

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2012 Images of a few of the three day jobs

Three days each

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2012 Images of a few of the one day jobs

One day each

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2011 A two sculptor five day carve

Shipwreck

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2011 Sand Bash

Duo contest piece

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2010 World Championship, Federal Way, Washington.

Second Place, Team Division: Open Mind

2010 Parksville BeachFest, Parksville, BC
Fifth place: Heartfelt
2009 2009 was a challenging year for me due to the back injury seen to the right, and shoulder surgery in december, making for a delayed start to the 2010 competition year, but it allowed me to start 2010 with more paid jobs, "which ain't a bad thing"..
2009 Texas Sandfest, Port Aransas, Duo with Katie Corning:

Tastes Like Chicken

2009 Port Angeles Washington, Arts in Action:
Being Loved
2009 Parksville BeachFest
Olym-pictures
2009 American Sandsculpture Festival,Fort Myers Beach, FL. :

Peoples Choice: Food Fight

2008 Texas Sandfest, Port Aransas, Duo with Katie Corning:
Twisted Tango
2008 Hampton Beach, NH.
Fifth place: "Salvador Dali, Dalai Lama, Llama"
2008 NESSF, Revere Beach, MA.
Third place: "Everyone needs a hobby"
2008 Parksville Beachfest, BC.
Third Place: "Head Games"
2008 Neptune Festival, Virginia Beach, VA. Duo contest with Katie Corning.
Fifth Place: "Cartoonus Interruptus"
2008 Sand Castle Days, South Padre Island, TX. :

Second Place: "Dang Gophers"

2008 Fort Myers Beach, FL. :

Peoples Choice: "Naughty or is Nice"

2007 Sandfest, Port Aransas, TX.
Second Place: "I'm Fine"
2007 Hampton Beach, NH.
Fourth Place: "Every Ducks Dream"
2007 NESSF, Revere Beach, MA.
Fifth Place: "Opposites Attract"
2007 "Arts in action" Port Angeles, WA:
"Our Circus"
2007 Parksville Beachfest, BC.:
"Spirit"
2007 Neptune Festival, Virginis Beach, VA,
Fourth place Duo: Pursuit of the Almighty Buck
2007 Sand Castle Days, South Padre Island, TX.
Second Place: "Broken Wing and a Prayer"
2006 Sandfest, Port Aransas, TX. : "Moving Day", a totally forgettable piece.
2006 Hampton Beach, NH.
Fourth Place:"Parenting: Pixie style"
2006 Revere Beach, MA.
Third Place: "Broken Promises, or Homeland Security since 1492"
2006 Parksville Beachfest, BC.,
Second Place: "Tough Game"
2006 Sand Castle Days, South Padre Island, TX.: "Wet Dreams"
Some old favorites below:
Hampton Beach, NH, 2005. My first total collapse. 1 hour left in the contest, so didn't even try a recovery. Here it was.
Sand Castle days 2003.
Third place and peoples choice: MAD About The Piano