Get ready to dig in. It’s amazing how with a little imagination the beach at Birch Bay transforms into a series of sand castles and sand sculptures. Be creative and build sand sculptures such as geometric freeforms, sea turtles, alligators, mermaids, mythical castles, or your favorite pet.

This two-day event features music, vendors, and of course, sandcastles! Registration is free and it’s open to families or more competitive teams. Awards are handed out each day at 4:30pm.

The Rollback Car Show is the same weekend as the Sand Sculpture Competition! For more info click HERE!

Sand Sculpture Competition Details

2019 Sand Sculpture Competition Dates and Times

Saturday, July 20th & Sunday, July 21st

(Combined weekend with the Rollback Car Show)

Check-in: At the Sand Sculpture Registration canopy at the Birch Bay Beach Park- located at 7930 Birch Bay Drive

9:30 am – 11:00 am: Registration and Plot Assignment – Building can begin at 10:00 am (depending on tide)

3:00 pm: Judging begins

4:30 pm: Awards Presentation

The Judging panel consists of local community members and friends of Birch Bay.

They will be rating: overall appearance, originality, teamwork and design.

Judges will score using a 1-10 point system for each category listed above. A perfect score would be 40 points

AWARDS:

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in each division.

2019 Registration and Divisions

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Saturday:

  • High School 
  • Tweens 9-14
  • Kids under 8
  • Adults

Sunday:

  • Family
  • Community Groups

Registration is FREE

2019 Sand Sculpture Competition Official Rules
  • Plots are up to 20’x20′. work must be confined to this area.
  • Plot must be clearly marked with colored stake designation division. (Stake will be given at check in)
  • Extra water to wet sand is OK
  • Tools or forms of any sort may be used in the process of construction, but may not support the structure.
  • Decorations such as flags, kites, figurines, ornaments natural to design, may be used, but may not support structure.
  • You must clean your area! Only biodegradable and earth friendly materials are allowed to be left on the beach.
  • Children’s categories: One Adult may assist with initial digging, not with actual building.
  • The main thing is to have fun and enjoy the day in Birch Bay!
  • After judging stake must be turned in and area cleaned up to receive any awards earned

** PLEASE NOTE: ALL DOGS ON THE BEACH NEED TO BE ON AN 8′ OR LESS LEASH! PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET!**

We look forward to receiving any video clips or photos taken at our event. Please send them to info@birchbaychamber.com.

THANK YOU!

2019 Official Flyer

Photos by Wayne Diaz