Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

2016 Sand Sculpture Contest: Maggie Johnston Award for Creative Excellence Winner: Adult/Family Group Entry #32: Going for Gold, by Jen Jordan
2016 Sand Sculpture Contest: Maggie Johnston Award for Creative Excellence Winner: Adult/Family Group Entry #32: Going for Gold, by Jen Jordan

NPS / Elizabeth Tucker


Point Reyes National Seashore
invites you to the
36th Annual
Sand Sculpture Contest

at Drakes Beach
Sunday, August 27, 2017
from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Prizes awarded in each of several age and group catagories.
Free to participants and spectators.

Registration begins at 9 am at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center.
Judging begins at 12 pm.
Prizes awarded at 3:30 pm.

Please note the change of date. The Annual Sand Sculpture Contest will be held on the Sunday before Labor Day weekend, as opposed to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

We welcome all ages at this free community event located at Drakes Beach. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories, along with prizes for the sculpture with the most recycled plastic included.

Please be aware that parking will be extremely limited during the contest and Drakes Beach will be heavily impacted with contest participants. To avoid crowds here, please consider visiting another beach in the park.

This event is family based, but please remember no dogs are allowed on this designated swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty).

Bring a picnic and spend the day!

Check out the sculptures from previous contests.

For more information, contact Carlo Arreglo by email or by phone at 415-464-5146.

Prizes donated by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

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2016 Sand Sculpture Award Results

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

Adult/Family Group Category
Award Sculpture Contestants
MJ Going for Gold Jen Jordan
1st Cake by the Ocean The Christiansen family
2nd Life The Magner Family
3rd Turtle Daniel Gold
HM Dino Dig The Ott Family
HM Trust Issues Norton, Smith, Campos
PC Sea Monkey Len Garriott
RP Hootie the Owl The Organ-Overby Family

Adult's Individual
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Queen Anna's Castle Dan Baker
2nd Chillaxing John Sanftner
3rd Hippo Alysha Lieber

Children's Individual
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Baby Crocodile Stas
2nd iPod Syerra
3rd M&M Jane

Children's Group
Award Sculpture Contestants
1st Chompy Crocodile Renata
2nd Kar Nichi & Douglas
3rd Chavez Empire/Crab Kingdom DJ
HM Karlstejn Nejedly Kids
HM Marz Outpost Michelle and Andrew

Last updated: January 19, 2017

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