Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on 27 June 2014 won the People's Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City of the US. He won prize for his work Save Tree, Save the Future. This is first sand art world cup at USA 2014.
The competition was begun on 19 June 2014. Twenty internationally renowned sand artists from around the world participated in the event. Every sculptor got 30 hours to create their artwork using 10 tons of sand.
Pattnaik also participated in doubles category with an American sculptor Mathew Roy Diebert. Both created sand sculpture of Tajmahal. They were placed at fifth position in the doubles category.
About Sudarsan Patnaik
Sudarsan was born in Puri nearly near Bhubaneswar the capital city of Odisha in India. He started sculpting images on sand since the age of seven and has designed hundreds of sand sculpture.
Pattnaik has participated in over 50 International championships and festivals around the World and won many prizes. He is also known for creating sand sculptures on current issues and social awareness.
Recently, he was awarded with the Padmashri by Government of India in 2014.
When: 27 June 2014