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24th annual Sand Sculpting Contest at Coney Island

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - It was quite a scene on Coney Island over the weekend.

Dozens of artists broke out their pails and shovels for the 24th annual Sand Sculpting Contest.

More than 70 professional and amateur sculptors hit the beach  looking to take home top honors.

Some sculpted your traditional sand castles, while others took a more modern approach like a sand version of Coney Island's new Thunderbolt roller coaster.

Organizers say the sand on Brooklyn's waterfront is some of the finest in the country.

Competitors included professionals who have traveled the world building sand castles from Japan to Brazil and all over the United States.

Thousands of spectators stopped to admire the creations opposite Deno's Wonder Wheel. So far, they're refrained from kicking the sand.

The prizes for the winners range from $100 to $400 dollars.


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