International Sand Art competition held in Key West

Key West, Fl (NBC) —  Sand sculptures from around the world wowed crowds during the International Sand Art competition in the Florida Keys.

The third annual contest was held at the Casa Marina resort in Key West.

Artists from the U.S., Canada and Singapore were challenged to create their sculptures with only water, a few hand tools, and about 15,000 pounds of sand.

Sculptures ranged from a shattered female figure and external heart representing “heartbreak,” to people’s modern-day preoccupation with their cell phones.

The event runs through Sunday.