2019 Sandcastle Video


SEPTEMBER 7, 2019!

The 40th Annual Sandcastle Contest was held on Saturday, September 7th in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The winners of the contest are as follows:

Top 8 People’s Choice Favorites – Adult (15 & older); In no particular order:
• #6 – “Artistic Differences” by team Bollinger
• #1 – “Lion on the Beach” by team Lion Queens
• #14 – “My Guardian Angel Dan” by team Shaffer
• #24 – “Dorian’s Castle” by team Hamm
• #36 – “Dogs of Delaware” by team 3 Dawg Morning
• #25 – “50th Anniversary of Woodstock” by team Marietta
• #15 – “All Are Welcome” by team Faverio
• #9 – “Schaffer Sands” by team Schaffer Sand Creations

Top 5 People’s Choice Favorite – Youth (7-14); In no particular order:
• #115 – “Crab Love” by Team Jesus
• #141 – “Shark Bite” by team Sharktooth
• #121 – Creation by team Aaliyah & Kaila
• #137 – “Unicorn Mermaid” by team Ginder
• #125 – Creation by team Tiger Blood

People’s Choice Favorite Business Division – #213 “Disney Castle” by Delmarva Power


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 The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) is pleased to host the 40th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, September 7, 2019. All skill levels are welcome - fun for the whole family!  Teams and individuals of all ages will express their artistic flare in the sand on Rehoboth Beach. The contest will be held on the beach off of Delaware Avenue in front of Funland. Spectators are invited to vote for their favorite creations and join in on the fun with kids craft activities and a community sandcastle.

RBDBCC Business Members are encouraged to compete in the business category, represent your company in the sand!  The winning business will receive a trophy and bragging rights for the entire year!

The Rules:
Participants will be divided into four divisions: Business, Adult (15 and older), Youth (7-14), and Smiley division (children 6 and under).
There is no limit to the number of participants per team.
Piles of sand must be formed by manpower only. Mechanical assistance is not allowed.
To be judged, creations must be built within event “feather” flag boundaries (on the beach in front of Funland between Delaware and Laurel Avenues)
The sand sculptures may contain only objects natural to the beach (shells, stones, seaweed, etc.) Participants must stay away from the dunes and dune grass. The use of food coloring is prohibited.
Sculptures may not be dampened or sprayed with any solutions other than water. In other words: NO STICKY STUFF!


2019 Top Sponsors:

Click here to view 2019 Sponsor Check Photos!

  • WRDE NBC Coast TV - Perfect Wave Sponsor
  • Delaware Today – Perfect Wave Sponsor
  • Weis Markets – Perfect Wave Sponsor
  • Grotto Pizza – Tidal Wave Sponsor
  • Custom Mechanical – Barrel Wave Sponsor
  • DART First State – Barrel Wave Sponsor
  • Seaboard Hotels – Barrel Wave Sponsor
  • The Bellmoor Inn & Spa – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • Blue Moon – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • County Bank – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • Jack Lingo – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • WSFS Bank – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • Affinity Energy – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Arena's – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Bayhealth – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Rip Wave Sponsor 
  • Cape May - Lewes Ferry - Rip Wave Sponsor 
  • Charles Schwab – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • First Rate Movers - Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Fulton Bank – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Hyatt Place Dewey Beach – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Kilwins – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Preston Automotive Group – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Sussex County Women’s Journal – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Trinity Logistics – Rip Wave Sponsor


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 event specific sponsorship opportunities click here.


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