sandsations

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Today is the “pound up” Master’s set up their forms and start filling in, filling in, filling in! Come and watch, and try to guess what it’s going to be! Also check out the  Sandsations trailer for T-shirts, Information and other fun activities we will be putting on that week.   Free sand sculpting lessons: 5pm on Bolstad approach with a master sculptor.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Today the artist’s pull the forms and start actually sculpting. Come and watch, while the sculptors answer questions and give tips/tricks for beginners. Register for the competition for just $1! Get the whole family to compete for only $15!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Today the sculptures start becoming detailed. Come snap your pictures for Progress Day 3! They will be finished this evening. Head on over to the Sandsations trailer for last minute competition registrations.

Then join us at 5pm. for Free sculpting lessons at the beach, followed by a bonfire &  s’mores for first 100 people. Fireworks at Dusk for everyone. The sculptures will stay up Saturday and Sunday for your viewing enjoyment.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

We “Long Beach Merchants” want to welcome you to the 31st year of “Sandsations.” Our event is brought to you by a team of volunteers in cooperation with the City of Long Beach staff and especially the city crew who make this event possible behind the scenes.

Much-anticipated Long Beach Sand-Sculpting Competition Extravaganza 2015 will take place along the shoreline, adjacent to the Long Beach boardwalk and near the Bolstad beach approach.
CHECK-IN & PLOT ASSIGNMENTS 7AM
(Masters your check-in plot assignments will be 6am.)

ALL CONSTRUCTION BEGINS, 8AM AND ENDS AT 2PM

Youth, Novice and Masters sculptors will have 6 hours to transform beach sand into imaginative sculptures. Followed by Judging at 3PM.

The awards presentation will take place at the event tent at 3PM, before the incoming surf slowly washes away even the largest sculptures. (standing on, climbing, damaging the sculptures is prohibited)

The judges will vote on the best in four categories – masters, intermediate, novice, and family – for overall appearance, creativity, teamwork, effort, design, suitability to sand, and intricacy.

Commemorative art work by The Artist, Don Nesbit a local treasure who has been a major sponsor of Sandsations. When you visit his gallery at the Ilwaco Port tell him we sent you!

 

REGISTRATION APRIL 1, 2015

LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Long-Beach-Sandsations-Sand-Castle-Competition/792779180814997

OR
www.sandsationslongbeach.com

PRIZES:

Family
1st = Platinum Sand-dollar: Commemorative art by Local artist Don Nisbett
2nd = Gold Sand-dollar Commemorative art by Local artist Don Nisbett
3rd = Silver Sand-dollar Commemorative art by Local artist Don Nisbett

Novice
1st = Commemorative art by Local artist Don Nisbett
2nd = Commemorative art by Local artist Don Nisbett
3rd = Commemorative art by Local artist Don Nisbett

Intermediate
1st = $300 Cash Prize
2nd = $200 Cash Prize
3rd = $100 Cash Prize

Masters Category
1st = $900 Cash Prize
2nd = $800 Cash Prize
3rd = $700 Cash Prize

 

A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO ALL OF THE PENINSULA MERCHANTS WHO DONATED CASH, GOODS AND TIME TO MAKE THIS EVENT HAPPEN! Please take a moment and view the sponsors listed on longbeachsandsations facebook page, event trailer & on this website of course: sandsationslongbeach.com