Odisha sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wins People's Choice Prize in Boston
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Renowned sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik, has won the People's Choice Prize at International Sand Sculpting Championship 2019 held in Boston, US.
Pattnaik sculpted a work of sand art based on the theme of plastic pollution, with the message, "Save the Ocean", which brought him the achievement.
The festival started on July 26 and concluded on July 28. Including India, there were 15 sculptors from around the world who participated in the festival.
Belgium bagged the sculptor's choice award, and Canada won the jury's choice prize, respectively.
"I have created sculpture on 'Stop Plastic Pollution' with the message "Save the Ocean". Happy to see lots of people voted for my sculpture," said Pattnaik.
Pattnaik, who is known for his sand sculptures on social awareness, has participated in more than 60 international sand sculpture championships across the world, and won many awards for the country.
A Padma Shri recipient, he is also a Guinness World Records holder.