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Sandcastle Contest


NEW CONTEST DATE - CONTEST TO BE HELD ANNUALLY THE SATURDAY FOLLOWING LABOR DAY! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 38TH ANNUAL SANDCASTLE CONTEST SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016!

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) is pleased to host the 38th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, September 10, 2016. 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!

LOCATION

Fisherman's Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Click Here to view the City of Rehoboth Beach Parking Rules!

ELIGIBILITY

Open to both adults and children.

CATEGORIES

Business, Adult (15 and older), Children (7-14) & Child (6 and under)

REGISTRATION

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.

JUDGING & ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

Begins at 3:00 PM; judges are volunteers for the RBDBCC.  Winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 PM.

PRIZES

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.

RULES
  • Participants will be divided into four divisions: Business, Adult (15 and older), Child 7-14, and Child 6 and under.
  • There is no limit to the number of participants per team.  Participants may not be on multiple teams.
  • Piles of sand must be formed by manpower only.  Mechanized assistance is not allowed.
  • To be judged, creations must be built within placed “Feather” flag boundaries (pictured to right).216_WatsonChamber2010.72
  • The sand sculptures must contain only objects natural to the beach (shells, stones, seaweed, etc.) Participants must stay away from the dunes and dune grass.
  • Sculptures may not be dampened or sprayed with any solutions other than water.  In other words:  NO STICKY STUFF!
  • Sculptures must be finished by 3:00 PM.
 
WEATHER DEPENDENT

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.