This year's 31st annual Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest on the Isle of Palms featured 31 teams. This year also marked the 20-year milestone that Isle of Palms Recreation Department has been involved with the event.

The winners of the contest categories include:

Best of Children's

1st - Ollie the Octopus

2nd - Shellie the Turtle

3rd - Cookie Monster

Best of Family

1st - Dog Days of IOP

2nd - Drago the Dragon

3rd - Chase the Shark

Best Architectural

1st - Tiki Gods

2nd - Not a Gaudi Drip Castle

3rd - Peaches on the Beaches

Most Creative

1st - Avengers Sand Game

2nd - Riding the Summer

3rd - Magic Fish

Best of Adults

1st - InvestiGator

2nd - Oh Ship...It's a Bottle

3rd - Hippo the Hippopotamus

BEST IN SHOW OVERALL

Notre Dame - Ave Maria