‘Temptation’ takes first prize at New Hampshire sand sculpting competition

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A woman intertwined with a 12-foot bottle of alcohol won first place in the 18th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic.

Abe Waterman of Prince Edward Island, Canada, says his sculpture, which also included a devil on the back side and is titled “Temptation,” represents the vices in life.

Second place went to Mélineige Beauregard from Montreal, Canada, with the sculpture “Rising.” Third Place went to Dan Belcher from Missouri. His piece was called “Water Dance.”

Prizes totaling $15,000 were awarded Saturday, capping off three days of work involving 200 tons of sand.

The sculptures will remain on display through June 27 and will be lit for night viewing.