• Short Summary

    THE SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION ORGANISED EACH YEAR BY AIR FRANCE, AIR AFRIQUE AND THE NEWSPAPER DAKAR MATIN, TOOK PLACE ON SUNDAY (2 JULY) AT THE N'GOR BEACH IN DAKAR.

  • Description

    THE SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION ORGANISED EACH YEAR BY AIR FRANCE, AIR AFRIQUE AND THE NEWSPAPER DAKAR MATIN, TOOK PLACE ON SUNDAY (2 JULY) AT THE N'GOR BEACH IN DAKAR. OVER 200 COMPETITORS INVADED THE BEACH TO SHOW THEIR STILL IN WHAT WAS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST COMPETITIONS YET.

    SETTING TO WORK EARLY IN THE MORNING, THE COMPETITORS SHOWED THIS YEAR THAT THEY HAD A GREAT DEAL OF IMAGINATION. SEVERAL OF THE MODELS, WHICH INCLUDED EVERYTHING FROM CATHEDRALS TO RHINOS, SHOWED THAT THEIR CREATORS HAD HIGH DEGREES OF ARTISTIC TALENT.

    IT TOOK THE JUDGES, M. MORRAGLIA, DIRECTOR OF AIR FRANCE, M. ABDOULAYAB, OF THE DAKAR MATIN, AND M. CLARTE, TECHNICAL ADVISER TO THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH, SEVERAL HOURS OF DEEP CONCENTRATION TO FIND THE WINNERS IN THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES.

    THE COMPETITORS, WHO WERE, IN FACT, SPLIT INTO TWO CATEGORIES BY AGE, WERE PERMITTED TO USE CERTAIN TOOLS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR MODELS. BUT THEIR BASIC MATERIAL WAS RESTRICTED TO WHAT THEY COULD FIND IN THE AREA OF BEACH ALLOTTED TO THEM.

    EACH COMPETITOR HAD TWO HOUR TO BUILD FROM SAND A BUILDING, AN OBJECT OR AN ANIMAL TYPICAL OFTO THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.

    TOP PRIZE IN THE SECOND CATEGORY FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN WAS A RETURN AIR TICKET FROM DAKAR TO PARIS; FOR THE FIRST CATEGORY A CHANCE TO REPRESENT SENEGAL IN THE INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX COMPETITION AT LA BAULE IN FRANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2D5MLYPU2BQDY37534SPMENH0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D5MLYPU2BQDY37534SPMENH0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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