Saturday the much-anticipated Sand-sculpting competition Extravaganza will take place along the shoreline, adjacent to the Long Beach boardwalk and near the Bolstad beach approach. Youth, Novice, Intermediate and Master sculptors will have six hours to transform beach sand into imaginative sculptures.
COME OUT ON THE BEACH AND VIEW SCULPTURES BEFORE 5PM, AS MOTHER NATURE DOES NOT OBSERVE OUR TIMELINES!
Registration fees range from $65 for masters to $1 each for children under 12, who will also be recognized for their participation. Registrations, along with sponsorship, allows this volunteer-driven festival to be rated the #1 sand sculpting festival by Coastal Living Magazine.
LAST MINUTE Registration 7:00 – 10:00 am
Last minute Registration is at the SandSations trailer on the Bolstad Approach, or the SandSations Trailer on the Beach. 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Check-In & Plot Assignments: 8:00 am
MASTER teams will have 7am check-in & plot assignments as they have large frames to unload. All competition will end at the same time as other categories at 2pm
Please be patient and wait for volunteers to prepare and hand out your information.
Construction & Judging: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Masters and Novice Teams Start at 8AM. All others start at 10AM Contest ends at 2pm for all.
Contestants have 4 to 6 hours to transform beach sand into imaginative sculptures.
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. Judging takes place throughout construction so have fun and show your team spirit!
Prizes; Gifts donated by local merchants, cash prizes up to $900. & sponsor gift cards.
Masters Demonstration on the Bolstad Approach
The Xmas Card Photo Op will be open all day Sat & Sunday. Masters Demonstration sculptures will be carving Saturday and Sunday for your viewing enjoyment. Ask them questions on “How they do that?”
Check out the Sandsations Trailer on Bolstad Beach Approach for info, Swag, etc.
Awards Ceremony 3pm
See who won all these great prizes! The awards presentation will take place at the pavilion on the Bolstad approach 3PM. High Tide isn’t until 6:43PM, so the sculptures should be good until about 5pm, before the incoming surf slowly washes away the sculptures. PLEASE: No climbing on, standing on, or damaging the sculptures. Lets others enjoy.
Photo Gallery 2015