Platte County R-3 High School graduate and Savannah (Ga.) College of Art and Design industrial design student Benjamin Breslow recently won first place in the “Sand Sculpture” category at the annual Sand Arts Festival held on Tybee Island’s North Beach. The imaginative creation was built by Breslow and fellow industrial design students, Jeff Dull and Michael Soleo. It features a giant hermit crab with a shell featuring a unique pattern similar to that of a real hermit crab. The sculpture also received first place for the Gray’s Reef Best Underwater Creature award during the competition. The competition showcases student’s talents by inviting them to design and build inventive eye-catching sand sculptures in a variety of categories. Nearly $5,000 in prize money is at stake for the winners, which compete across all schools and disciplines. Originating in the early 1990s as a field trip for foundation studies classes, the SCAD Sand Arts Festival has evolved into the perfect 3-D sculptural complement to the Sidewalk Arts Festival held in Forsyth Park each spring, which many consider SCAD’s homecoming. Visit scad.edu/sandarts for more information.