Sand Castle Design Contest

August 4, 2019

sand castle MBThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec Department present the annual Sand Castle Design Contest on Sunday, August 4 from 7 to 10 a.m. on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Age Divisions (Individuals): Youth (Ages 12 and under) & Teens and Adults (Ages 13+)

Group Divisions: Open Division (2 to 10 team members of any age) & Junior Division (2 to 10 team members ages 5 to 12)

Entry and Prize Categories include Best Dribble, Best Castle and Best Sculpture.

Contest Rules

All contestants MUST register at the event (including individual team members of a group division) and work only within the division for which they are registered.
Contestants may only participate in one division.
Contestants can use tools such as buckets, cans or shovels to construct their sculpture and environmentally safe objects such as beads, shells, feathers, play cars or pebbles to decorate the castles.
No bottles or glass are allowed. No water may be hosed from outlets at the Pier. You may not use supports for your sculpture, it must be self standing.
Registration 7:00 AM to 7:20 AM; Rules and instructions 7:20 AM to 7:30 AM; Build time 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM; Pictures and Judging: 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM; Awards Ceremony: 10:00 AM
Sand castles built prior to the start of the competition will not be eligible for prizes.
Time extensions will not be given to late registrants.
Contestants will be given a flag to be placed next to their sculpture in the allowed space.

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The Manhattan Beach Pier is located at 100 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.