The competition and the temperature are heating up!  Most of the artists have worked right through the night, some have slept by their artworks, others have managed short breaks.  

Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, thousands of people attend mass conducted by the Bishop of Mantova. People continue to flow through the piazza as the artworks form an incredible gallery of colour and passion by artists from all over the world.  It is a majestic sight.  The endurance  of the artists is to be applauded.  Regardless of the official results everyone here is a winner in our eyes.  With 5 hours to go everyone is working hard to be finished by the 5pm deadline.  Everyone is a winner in our eyes.