Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Competition

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

The Rollback Weekend Car Show will take place on Sunday, July 30, 2023.

Get ready to dig in. It’s amazing how, with a little imagination, the beach at Birch Bay transforms in to a series of sandcastles and sculptures. This event is a great opportunity for businesses to get together with employees and build a “Business Sculpture.” Have some fun and see what you might come up with! Use sand, water and any other natural materials found at the beach to construct your  sculptures. This event is open to individuals, teams, schools, families…everyone!

Its always a fun day on the beach! Come on out and let your imagination run wild!​

Saturday, July 29th, 2023, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Registration begins – located at Birch Bay Vogt Community Library located at 7948 Birch Bay Drive. Sand Sculpture Building Begins.

7:00 AM: Muffins and Coffee available for purchase from Friends of Birch Bay Library at Birch Bay Vogt Community Library

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Vendor Market & Food Trucks at Birch Bay Vogt Community Library located at 7948 Birch Bay Drive.

1:00 PM: Judging Begins

3:00 PM: Winners announced at Birch Bay Vogt Community Library located at 7948 Birch Bay Drive.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Birch Bay Poker Run Sponsored by Guardian Northwest Title Company!

Parking behind CJ’s Beach House Restaurant, The Beach Bar and Beach Cat Brewing Company. $5 Donation to Birch Bay Library & Brich Bay Chamber of Commerce.

  • 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


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Past Sand Sculpture Competition Results

Our Sand Sculpture Competition winners are now posted on our Birch Bay Chamber Website!

Click the button below to see our judge’s favorites from this year! We had so many amazing sculptures it sure was hard to pick the winners! Thanks to everyone who came out and built such amazing sculptures in the sand!

Sand Sculpture Competition 2021 Winners Rollback Weekend Car Show Winners

Saturday, July 20th Winners:

Little Kids Division (Kids under 8 years old)

1st Place – Team Bananas, Captian Ella Van Holfwegen (Make believe Island called Hatuka)

2nd Place – Team Castle Builders, Captian Paxton

3rd Place – Team Rocket – Captian Evan (Bey Blade)

Tweens (Ages 9-14)

1st Place – Octabuck, Captain Emma Riemer (“Thanks A Latte – Octopus arm holding a Starbucks cup)

2nd Place – Luna the Hippo – Captain Lea Artiguenava

3rd Place – Team USA, Captain Taryn Walters (Equal justice honoring the girls of the US Soccer team – “Dream Big – Equal Play for Equal Pay!”)

High School (Ages 15-18)

1st  Place – Team Castle of Dreams, Captain Ryan (Something you would see in your dreams – a castle on top of a turtle shell with rocks balanced on top)

2nd Place – Team Ocean, Captain Maya Daniels (Turtle, octopus and shark with shells for teeth)

Big Kids (Ages 19 – 100)

1st Place – Team Octopussy, Captain Alli Willis (A huge Octopus)

2nd Place – Team Tidal Defense, Captain Rick Tippe (Pirate Ship Wreck)

3rd Place – Team Dino MD, Captain Meagan (Dinosaurs)

Sunday, July 21st Winners:

Family Division:

1st Place – Team Hustle Muscle, Captain Katie

A Pirate Ship being attacked by an octopus, with a treasure chest filled with treasured words on painted rocks. Team members were dressed in pirate costumes and were playing pirate music.

2nd Place – Team Gogal Family, Captain Trynka

The Eagle has Landed – A beautiful eagle on its back with wings spread in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the USA moon landing.

3rd Place – Team Tess, Captain Kaitlyn

Hank the Hoarder, a shell hoarding octopus. Three generations worked together on this sand sculpture.

Community Division:

1st Place – Team Insandity, Captain Veronica

Castle & Dragons – A dragon complete with teeth and scales surrounding castles that are being destroyed by the squeeze of his tail.

2nd Place – Team Mavericks, Captain Penny

Fun in the Sun – Iguanas have fun in the sun just like the team that was building him.

3rd Place – Sand Apocalypse, Captain Bryan Bell

Battle at Sea – 2 Ships at battle firing flowers from their cannons.


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