Yes, yet another sand sculpture contest! This one by the pros! Year ago (2000) I went to a sand sculpture contest up in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. The sculptures there were absolutely amazing and it must have spoiled me, because I've been expecting to see the same results since. But I haven't. The sculptures in Long Beach and Olympia were impressive, but not of the same caliber. But these in Federal Way were. And for good reason. Turns out that they "paved paradise and put up a parking lot" in Harrison Hot Spring.....at least they seemed to have built a resort where the sand contest used to be held. They have been looking for a permanent venue ever since. Federal Way is where they were holding it this year. Excellent!!