Sudarsan Pattnaik wins People’s Choice Award in U.S.

Renowned Indian sand artist and Padma Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has won People’s Choice Award at a prestigious sand sculpting festival in United States (US). He was among top 15 sand artists selected from all over world to participate in 2019 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival in Boston.  He wowed American public with his sculpture that highlighted message of combating plastic pollution in oceans.

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Sudarsan Pattnaik was sole representative from India as well as Asia.

He bagged the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for his sand art on plastic pollution with message ‘Stop Plastic Pollution, Save Our Ocean’. Through his sand sculpture he wanted to highlight that human activity is destroying oceans as well as humans are also getting impacted by polluted waterways as they consume food from sea/rivers.

Artists from Belgium and Canada also won at prestigious championship.

Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

It is one of the largest sand sculpting festivals in world and sees participation from leading sand sculptors from around the world.

It is hosted by non-profit organisation Revere Beach Partnership. The Sand festival is now in its 16th year.

The 2019 edition of festival ran from 26-28 July and was attended by close to a million people.

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