Participate in our annual sandcastle contest in-person at Gimli Beach during festival weekend OR virtually. Prizes will be awarded for each category.
- If parents wish to direct children's activities, please enter the family category.
- Structure must be made of sand, but implements may be used to build it.
- Structures / Sculptures can be decorated with accessories (natural or artificial).
Any colouring used must be environmentally friendly (i.e. Food colouring spray, coloured rice, etc)
- NO SPRAY PAINT ALLOWED
Judging is based on the following elements
- Overall effect (if the structure is 3-dimensional, etc.)
Open to everyone. You may enter as a single participant or as a team in one of the following categories.
- Pink Category (11 years of age and under)
- Blue Category (12-15 years of age)
- Yellow Category (Family - 16 years of age and older or a family group)
- Competitive Category (Any age combination welcome)
- Virtual Category (Submission virtually - see details below)
Sandcastle Contest (Gimli Beach)
Bring your shovels, pails, creativity, and participate in this free and fun event.
How to Enter:
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Gimli Beach, North of the Main Dock
Registration: 9:30 AM, Free entry
Virtual Sandcastle Contest
Build your sandcastle, anywhere, anytime, and submit your entry into our virtual sandcastle contest category between July 16th and July 30th, 2022.
How to Enter:
- Read the sandcastle contest rules
- Submit your entry information below and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org between July 16th and July 30th, 2022 to be considered for judging
- Team Name
- Team Members
- Location of Sandcastle
- Image upload (Attach up to 4 images)
Virtual entries will be shared on Icelandic Festival social media and the website.
Congrats to the 2021 Virtual Sandcastle Contest Winner
"We've Got Heart" - Freyja Thordarson, Fjóla Thordarson, Chy Birchwood - Gimli, Manitoba
- Visit our Facebook page to see sandcastle entries.