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The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) is pleased to host the 39th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Over 100 teams are expected to express their artistic flair. Past creations have included Swamp Animals, Mermaids, Pyramids, Crabs, Dolphins, Sharks and of course traditional sandcastles. Beachgoers who would rather watch than work are welcome to view the incredible creations free of charge.
RBDBCC Business Members are encouraged to compete in the business category, represent your company in the sand! Entries will be judged on “Structural Engineering,” “Use of Materials,” “Imagination,”, “Overall Aesthetic Appeal”, as well as “Representation of Business.” The winning business will receive a trophy and bragging rights for the entire year!
The contest will be held on the beach between Delaware Ave. and Laurel Ave. in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Click Here to view the City of Rehoboth Beach Parking Rules!
Open to both adults and children.
Business, Adult (15 and older), Children (7-14) & Child (6 and under)
Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3:00 PM. Participants may register their entry anytime between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Chilcren under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult to register.
Begins at 3:00 PM; judges are volunteers for the RBDBCC. Winners will be announced at approximately 4:30 PM.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 Judge’s Favorites in both the adult and 7-14 child divisions. 1 Judge’s Favorite will be awarded in the Business category. Special awards given to all participants in the 6 & under child’s division.
People’s Choice Awards – Two People’s Chioce Awards will be given during this year’s contest. The general public can vote on their favorite ADULT and CHILD division creation, by completing an event evaluation. All regular contest rules apply.
The event is WEATHER DEPENDENT. In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed up until 10:30 AM. If bad weather continues, the event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards. Judging may be cancelled at anytime if warranted by current weather conditions.
2017 TOP SPONSORS: Star of the Sea Condomium and Sussex Family YMCA
The Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Contest is produced by the Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call 302-227-6446. For information on multi-event sponsorship click here. For Contest specific sponsorship opportunities click here.
2015 Sandcastle Contest T-shirts Available....Kid's and Adult Sizes! Please call the Vistiors Center at 302-227-6446 to order your shirt.