Maxim Gazendam is born in 1981 in The Hague (Netherlands). He started sandsculpting in 1998 by coincidence taking part in a workshop. A few months later he participated in the International Sandsculpting Competition in Scheveningen and by the years the love for sand became bigger and bigger. After graduating at the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands in 2005 (Master of Science of Architecture) he works full time with sand, snow, ice and styrofoam as a freelance sculptor. He is participating in various competitions, festivals and assignments worldwide and teaching other people how to sculpt in sand. 

Hereby a list of participated projects:

 

2018 Fort Meyers American Championships (doubles and solo), USA
2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic international Sand Sculpting Festival, USA (first prize jury and sculptors choice)
2018 TV Programm Buitendienst NPO, Hilversum NL
2018 European Championship Zandvoort aan Zee, NL

2018 World Championship Sandsculpture The Hague, NL (first prize public jury)
2018 Redcar Sandsculpture Event, UK
2018 Dutch Championship, Oss NL (first prize public jury and sculptors choice)
2018 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen, NL
2017 Redcar Sandsculpture Event, UK
2017 Utrecht Dom square sandsculpture, NL
2017 European Championship, Zandvoort aan Zee, NL
2017 Interna1onal Zandsculpturenfes1jn Garderen, NL
2017 Comercial Dremel, NL
2016 Valkenburg Nativity, NL
2016 Fort Meyers American Championships (doubles and solo), USA
2016 Siesta Key Crystal Classic interna1onal Sand Sculpting Festival (doubles), USA
2016 Brighton Sandsculpture, UK

2016 European Championship, Zandvoort aan Zee, NL
2016 Mainau Germany Castle
2016 Pi]sburgh Sand City Spectacular, USA
2016 Redcar Sandsculpture event, UK
2016 Zandsculpturen Festival Oss, NL
2016 Castle Warmelo, Diepenheim, NL
2016 Interna1onal Zandsculpturenfes1jn Garderen, Garderen, NL
2015 Engelberg Switserland Igludorf, CH
2015 Zwolle IJsbeeldenfes1val, Zwolle, NL
2015 Valkenburg Nativity, NL
2015 European Championship, Zandvoort aan Zee, NL (jury and public first prize)
2015 Mainstage Tomorrowland Festival Boom Belgium (styrofoam)
2015 Apeldoorn Festival, NL
2015 Sneek Dutch Championship, NL (first place)
2015 Haeundae Beach international Sandsculpting Festival, Busan, South Korea
2015 Castle Warmelo, Diepenheim, NL
2015 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen, Garderen, NL
2014 Winterfair, Garderen, NL
2014 Zwolle IJsbeeldenfestival, Zwolle, NL
2014 Zandsculpturen Buitenhof, The Hague, NL
2014 European Championship Sandsculpting Zandvoort aan Zee, NL
2014 Blauwestad Zandsculpuren festival, NL
2014 Zandsculpturen Festival Oss, NL
2014 Brighton International Sand Sculpture Festival, UK
2014 Paleis Soestdijk, NL
2014 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen, Garderen, NL
2013 Remal International Festival of Sand and Light, Kuwait
2013 Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam, NL
2013 European Championship Sandsculpting Zandvoort aan Zee, NL
2013 Lalouvesc Sculpture Exibition, France
2013 Tel Aviv, Tales in Sand, Israel
2013 Demo sculpting Zandvoort aan Zee, NL
2013 Sand Welt, Ludwigsburg, Germany
2013 Artis Zoo demo, Amsterdam, NL
2013 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen, Garderen, NL
2012 Jong Beton, Rotterdam, NL
2012 Baars en Bloemhof architectendag, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Imtech demosculpture, Noordwijk, NL
2012 55 Plus beurs Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, NL
2012 Naar Buiten beurs, Barneveld, NL
2012 Zandvoort European Championship demo sculpture, NL
2012 Zandvoort exibition mini sculptures local shops, NL
2012 Provada, Real Estate Fair, NL
2012 Veteranendag, NL
2012 International Scheveningen SandSculpture Event, NL
2012 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen, Garderen, NL
2011 Indnesia Sand Sculpture Fetsival, Java, Indonesia
2011 Sand Sculpture Fetsival, Bogota, Colombia
2011 Koel in the Truck, Hoensbroek, NL
2011 Demo Colonge, Germany
2011 Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Intenationale Sand Sculpture Festival Hoensbroek, NL
2011 Weston Super Mare , UK
2011 Morres Hulst, Shopping Centre, NL
2011 International Scheveningen SandSculpture Event, NL
2011 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen, Garderen, NL (3rd prize)
2011 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen exibition indoor, Garderen, NL
2011 ANWB Kampeerdagen, Ouderkerk aan de IJssel, NL
2011 Demonstration Ahoy, NL
2010 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen, Garderen, NL
2010 International Sandsculpture Festival Scheveningen, NL
2010 Jelagava International Sandsculpture Competition, Jelgava, Latvia
2010 Demonstration Dedemsvaart. NL
2010 Demonstration Hoensbroek, NL
2010 Demonstration Beekse Bergen, NL
2010 Jelagava International Sandsculpture demonstration, Jelgava, Latvia
2010 International Sandsculpture Festival Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
2010 Opening Sand Gallery Kijkduin, NL
2010 Lunetten Pro Rail, NL
2010 Krasna Lipa, Sandsculpture, Tsjechie
2010 International Sandsculpting Festival Hoensbroek, NL
2010 The Hague Festivals Sandsculpture Buitenhof (Escher), NL
2010 Ekaterinburg International Icesculpture Competition, Russia (1st prize)
2009 Dutch Championship Icecarving, Arnhem, NL (5th prize)
2009 Wintermarket icesculpture Barneveld, NL
2009 Stoppenhane, Raalte Sandsculpture Symposium, NL
2009 Opening Beach season Westland, Monster, NL
2009 International Sandsculpture Festival Oberhausen, Germany
2009 3nd International Sandsculpture Festival Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
2009 International Sandsculpture The Hague city of peace and justice, NL
2009 Rorschach International Sandsculpture Competition, Switzerland
2009 International Zandsculpturenfestijn Garderen, Garderen, NL (3th prize)
2009 International Ice-sculpture Competition (single and double), Jelgava, Latvia
2008 International Ice-sculpture Competition, Salekhard, Russia (encourage prize)
2008 Dutch Championship Icecarving, Arnhem, NL
2008 Harbour days Rotterdam, 2e Maasvlakte Sandsculpture, Rotterdam, NL
2008 Rorschach International Sandsculpture Competition, Switzerland
2008 3nd International Sandsculpture Festival Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
2008 International Sandsculpture The Hague city of peace and justice, NL
2008 2nd Jelagava International Sandsculpture Competition, Jelgava, Latvia
2008 1st International Sandsculpture Competition Xanten, Germany
2008 Sansculptureproject Shoppingcenter Belgium
2008 Fiesa Sandsculpture Festival, Fiesa, Portugal
2008 Bloemencorso Styrofoam Sculptures Exposition, Rijnsburg, NL
2008 Scheveningen Sandsculpture, Scheveningen NL
2008 Vakantiebeurs Sandsculpture, Utrecht, NL
2007 Uitmarkt Sandsculpture, Amsterdam, NL
2007 Street-art festival Sandsculpture Artimond, Helmond, NL
2007 Sandsculpture Festival Harbordays Almelo, NL
2007 Rorschach International Sandsculpture Competition, Switzerland (4th  prize)
2007 Real Estate Fair Sandsculpture, Munchen, Germany
2007 Rabo Real Estate Fair Sandsculpture Booth, RAI Amsterdam, NL
2007 Millionaire Fair Sandsculpture Casino Knokke, Belgium
2007 International Sand Sculpture Competition Scheveningen, NL
2007 Dutch Championship Icecarving, Arnhem, NL
2007 Busidee Fair Sandsculpture, NL
2007 2nd International Sandsculpture Festival Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
2007 2nd Greece International Sandsculpture Festival Grecotel, Kyllni, Greece
2006 Sandsculpture Street-Art Drunen, NL
2006 Sandsculpture Project New Town Plaza, Hong Kong
2006 Sandsculpture Festival Cape Sounio, Greece
2006 Medical Centre Rotterdam International Sandsculpture Festival, NL
2006 International Sandsculpture Festival St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 International Sandsculpture Festival Scheveningen, NL
2006 Dutch Championship Icecarving, Arnhem, NL
2006 1st Greece International Sandsculpture Festival Grecotel, Kyllini, Greece
2005 Sandsculpture M&IT Congress London, United Kingdom
2005 Sandsculpture Festival Dieren, NL
2005 Rorschach International Sandsculpture Competition, Switzerland (public prize)
2005 Nijmegen 2000 year Sandsculpture Festival, NL
2005 International Sand Sculpture Festival St. Petersburg, Russia (3rd prize)
2005 Festival Hoogland Sandsculpture, NL
2005 Dutch Championship Icecarving, Arnhem, NL
2005 Conoco Phillips Environment Day Sandsculpture Festival Doha, Qatar
2005 Brighton Sandsculpture Festival, United Kingdom
2004 St Jan church Sandsculpture, Den Bosch, NL
2004 Sandsculpture Festival Zeebrugge, Belgium
2004 Sandsculpture Festival Sepang Cold Coast, Malysia
2004 Rorschach International Sandsculpture Competition, Switzerland (encourage prize)
2004 Nike Night Sandsculpture Heineken Music Hall, NL
2004 Footprints Amsterdam Marathon Sandsculpture, NL
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003 Zeebrugge Sandsculpture Festival, Belgium
2003 Tourism Company Holland Sandsculpture, NL
2003 Rorschach International Sandsculpture Competition, Switzerland (encourage prize)
2003 International Sandsculpture Festival St. Petersburg, Russia (4th prize)
2003 Didacta Fair Sandsculpture, NL
2002 TV West Records Sandsculpture, Scheveningen, NL
2002 Tuin & Florabeurs Sandsculpture, Thorn, NL
2002 Thorn Sandsculpturefestival, NL
2002 Sandworld Travemunde, Germany
2002 Radio 3 FM Beachday Records Sandsculpture, NL
2002 50 year Asito Sandsculpture, NL
2001 Zeebrugge Sandsculpture Festival, Belgium
2001 Magdeburg Shopping Centre Sandsculpture, Germany
2001 International Ice World Snow and Ice sculpture exhibition Brugge, Belgium
2001 Holland Sand Sculpture Park Almere, NL (World Guinness Record)
2000 Holland Sand Sculpture Park Almere, NL (European Guinness Record)
1999 International Sandsculpture Festival Zhoushan Putuo District, China
1999 Holand Sand Sculpture Park Almere, NL
1998 Scheveningen Sandsculpture Festival, NL