• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

2010 29th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

2010 Sand Sculpture Contest: Adult/Family Group Entry #05: Beach Chick, by the Magner Family. Winner of the Best Use of Recycled Plastic Award
Winner of the Best Use of Recycled Plastic Award: Adult/Family Group Entry #05: Beach Chick, by the Magner Family.
 

The 29th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was once again well attended with a record 82 sculptures entered. Thousands of participants and observers showed up to enjoy a sunny, warm day at the beach.

If you notice any errors in sculpture or artist names, or if you have digital images of the missing photos listed below, please contact us.

 

Missing and Unidentified Photos
Unfortunately, we had a few issues with the park's camera which resulted in us not being able to take photos of all of the sand sculptures. If you have a photo of any of the sand sculptures listed below or if you know the identity of any of the Unidentified Sculptures, please contact us. Thank you.

  • Adult/Family Group Entry #02: Thank You to the National Park Service, by Lynn Lozier
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #03: Day At The Ball Park, by Denise Gudgel
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #04: Scorpion on a Rock, by Vise Family and Friends
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #06: Sand Shark, by Deb Richards
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #07: Octo Mama and Crusty, by the Stern Keller Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #08: Lion King, by Gordon Bryan
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #09: Mister Sandman Goes Surfing, by the Minor Torres Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #10: Castle of Color, by DePaoli Sultani
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #11: Fire in the Hole, by Scott Beach
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #12: Untitled sculpture, by Jordan Hulamn
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #13: If a Tree Falls, by the Curth, Adler Ivanbrook Families
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #14: Smart Car(p), by Sakamoto-Begin
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #15: World in Our Hands, by the Garriot Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #19: Spill Baby Spill, by Jay Smith
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #21: Octo Mom, by Al Bailey
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #22: Ocean Treasure, by Jessica Brown
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #24: If the Shoe Fits, by the Orantes Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #26: Mermade in California, by the Ott Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #27: SS Malarkey, by the Malarkey Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #28: The Change, by Jacob Rowe
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #31: Drakes Dragon, by Kingdon/Morris
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #33: Hot Diggity Dog, by Katy Miller
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #34: Dragon Couch, by Peter Olson
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #36: Bikini Bottom Village, by the Osfeld Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #38: Untitled sculpture, by Taylor/Monserrat
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #39: Castle Davis, by the Davis Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #40: Medieval Castle Town, by Page Keller
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #42: Pizza Night, by Natalie Johnson
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #43: Frank's Car, by Carter Bissett
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #44: Jaws of Drake, by Mike Ricchiuto
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #45: Fish Tank, by Matthew Gilroy
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #46: Sea Ranch, by Amy Alvarado
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #48: Spongebob, by David Goray
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #50: Inspired By Music, by Sara Jones
  • Adult Single Entry #01: Drip Castle, by Richard Dwan
  • Adult Single Entry #02: SeaStar, by Marissa Jacobi
  • Adult Single Entry #03: Sunset Kiss, by Mason Schorer
  • Children Single Entry #02: Turtle of Joy, by Nicole Garriott
  • Children Group Entry #09: Untitled sculpture, by Juckas
  • Children Group Entry #11: Lighthouse, by the Loza Family

Sand Sculpture Contests Photo Galleries
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2010 Sand Sculpture Award Results

Key:
HM = Honorable Mention
PC = People's Choice Awards
RP = Best Use Of Recycled Plastic
MJ = Maggie Johnston Award for Creative Excellence

Adult/Family Group Category
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Drakes Dragon Kingdon/Morris
2nd A Castle Richard Whitley
3rd Wishing You Well Katie Gauthier
HM Butterfly Wilson Family
HM The Change Jacob Rowe
HM Sea Ranch Amy Alvarado
PC Day at the Ball Park Denise Gudgel
RP Beach Chick Magner Family
MJ Smart Car(p) Sakamoto-Begin

Adult Single Category
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Drip Castle Richard Dwan

Children Single Category
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Sea Otter Howie
2nd Shark Malcolm
3rd Mermaid Marlene

Children Group Category
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Octo Cleaner Luco Kids
2nd Taxi to Drakes Beach Sanchez Family
3rd Lego Sombrero Coyle Kids
HM Turtle Julia and Bob


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