Thank You to 2017 SandBlast Sponsors & Teams!


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Keep Manatee Beautiful thanks our sponsors and teams who sandblasted to support our programs and events that make visible differences to our community properties that improves people’s quality of life on Anna Maria Island and all of Manatee County through litter cleanup, landscaping and more.

This fun family event also celebrated America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day (officially on Nov. 15) dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products, so as to create a better natural environment.

Free Form Category – High School-Adult Div.

1st Place
Team – PHS Tigers Create
Sponsor – Waste Management
Sculpture Name – Dragons Lair

Team – MHS Art Club
Sponsor – The Anna Maria Islander
Sculpture Name – Hurricane Damage

Wildlife Category – High School-Adult Div.

1st Place
Team – Bradenton Christian HS Art Honor Society
Sponsor – Linger Longer
Sculpture Name – 3 Little Pigs

Team – Southeast HS VPA Academy
Sponsor – Florida Power and Light Company
Sculpture Name – Gecko Love

Wildlife Category – Elementary-Middle School Div.

1st Place
Team – Oneco N.U.B.S
Sponsor – Innovate Florida
Sculpture Name – Earth is one in a Minion

Team – Lincoln Memorial Middle School
Sponsor – Mosaic
Sculpture Name – Gnarly Abe the Living Tree

Free Form High School-Adult Div. First Place – Dragons Lair, Palmetto High School Tigers Create

Free Form High School-Adult Div. Runner-up – Hurricane Damage, Manatee High School Art Club

Wildlife Category High School-Adult Div. First Place – Three Little Pigs, Bradenton Christian High School Art Honor Society

Wildlife Category High School-Adult Div. Runner-up – Gecko Love, Southeast High School VPA

Wildlife Category Elem.-Middle School Div. First Place – Earth is One in a Minion, Oneco N.U.B.S.

Wildlife Catagory Elem.-Middle School Div. Runner-up – Gnarly Abe the Living Tree, Lincoln Memorial Middle School

Veterans Day Sand Sculpture


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