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Sand Castle Competition at Rehoboth Beach, DE

Update: As of 10:00 a.m., the Sand Castle Competition was off to a soggy start!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rehoboth-Beach-Dewey-Beach-Chamber-of-Commerce-Visitors-Center/56060132294?fref=nf

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Image Courtesy of Southern Delaware Tourism

Image Courtesy of Southern Delaware Tourism

Most kids and families enjoy building sand castles at some point during their beach vacation. For 2014, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) will be holding the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Over 100 teams are expected to meet the challenges and create fantastic sand sculpture. Past entries have included Swamp Animals, Mermaids, Pyramids, Crabs, Dolphins, Sharks and of course traditional sandcastles. Beachgoers are welcome to view the incredible creations free of charge.

SCULPTING DEMONSTRATIONS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st– Sand sculpting artist Darrell O’Connor will be on the beach at Rehoboth Avenue & the Boardwalk, 5 – 7 PM on Friday, August 1st giving sculpting demonstrations & lessons. Learn some skills then put them to the test during the competition on Saturday.

COMMUNITY SCULPTURE – Spectators can join in the fun too. Sand sculpting expert Darrell O’Connor will begin work on a community sculpture at 10 AM. Spectators can assist Darrell with this creation; 2 assistants will be allowed in the sculpting zone on a rotating basis every 15 minutes. The sculpture will be completed by 3 PM.

LOCATION
Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to both adults and children.

CATEGORIES
Business, Adult (15 and older), Children (7-14) & Child (6 and under)

REGISTRATION
Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3:00 PM. Participants may register their entry anytime between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult to register. Registered teams will have the opportunity to purchase Event T-shirts at a discounted rate of $5.00 per shirt.

JUDGING & ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Begins at 3:00 PM; judges are volunteers for the RBDBCC. Winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 PM.

PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 Judge’s Favorites in both the adult and 7-14 child divisions. 1 Judge’s Favorite award will be given in the Business category. Special awards given to all participants in the 6 & under child’s division.

People’s Choice Awards – Two People’s Choice Awards will be given during this year’s contest. The general public can vote on their favorite ADULT and CHILD division creation, by completing an event evaluation. All regular contest rules apply.

WEATHER DEPENDENT
The event is WEATHER DEPENDENT. In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed up until 10:30 AM. If bad weather continues, the event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards. Judging may be cancelled at any time if warranted by current weather conditions.

36th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Saturday, August 2, 2014
9:00am to 5:00pm
See more at: https://www.beach-fun.com/sandcastle-contest.html

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Assateague Island Alliance (AIA)’s Children’s Sand Sculpting Competition in MD

Image Courtesy of Assateague Island Alliance

Image Courtesy of Assateague Island Alliance


Looking for some family fun in the sun Father’s Day weekend 2014? Join in a popular beach competition at the Assateague Island National Seashore and test your kids’ skills in the AIA’s Children’s Sand Sculpting Competition. Fun for the whole family while enjoying the outdoors.

Registration will be held at the new shade pavilion in the south end of the North Beach parking lot from 10 am -1:30 pm. Judging begins at 2 pm. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of two age classes, 6-11 and 12-17 years old.

Assateague Island National Seashore is located at 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD 21811. Please follow signs to the National Seashore and meet at the Pavilion in the North Beach parking lot. Registration is free but park entrance fees will be in effect.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Assateague-Island-Alliance-AIA/253158851389495

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Save the Date for Competitive Sand Sculpting in NJ

Image Courtesy of World Championship Sand Sculpting

Image Courtesy of World Championship Sand Sculpting

The world’s top 20 sand sculptors from across the globe will create their eye-popping masterpieces in the Atlantic City Sand Sculpting World Cup. Before spectators’ disbelieving eyes sculptors carve complex and detailed works, some as tall as 14 feet, with just sand and water as they compete in head-to-head singles and doubles competitions for global bragging rights and the most lucrative prizes in the world. Best of all, the event is free to all beach goers.
Days & Times:
Jun 19 – Jul 6, 2014
Open Daily 9:00am – 9:00pm
Ticket Prices:

FREE and open to the General Public
https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Championship-of-Sand-Sculpting/212769035423212