2016 International Sand Art Competition held in the Florida Keys

Posted at 8:24 AM, Nov 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-27 08:24:03-05

Sand sculptors from around the world wowed crowds during the International Sand Art Competition in the Florida Keys.

The third annual contest was held at the Casa Marina Resort in Key West.

Artists from the U.S., Canada, and Singapore were challenged to create their sculptures with only water, a few hand tools, and about 15,000 pounds of sand.

Sculptures ranged from a shattered female figure and external heart representing "heartbreak" to people's modern-day preoccupation with their cell phones.

The event runs through Sunday.