Sandcastle Contest

Date: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Gimli Beach, North of the Main Dock
Registration: 9:30 AM, Free entry 

*2021 event details are to be confirmed at a later date, pending public health restrictions.*

Virtual Sandcastles 

Bring your shovels, pails, creativity, and participate in this free and fun event. Build your sandcastle, anywhere, anytime, and submit photos to photos@icelandicfestival.com between July 16th and July 30th, 2021

Open to everyone. You may enter as a single participant or as a team. Teams formed with younger children will be categorized according to the age of the oldest participant.

How to Enter

  • Carefully read through all of the rules below.
  • Submit your sandcastle photos to photos@icelandicfestival.com between July 16th and July 30th, 2021 along with the Sandcastle Registration Form - coming soon 
  • Label the photos with your family last name. Please submit photos no larger than 5MB in size with a limit of 4 photos per entry.

Rules

  • 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.
  • Sturctures / 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

Be COVID careful! Participate with members of your household only, keep a safe social distance from others and wash/sanitize your hands when needed.

Judging is based on 5 elements:

  1. Size
  2. Sculpting
  3. Originality
  4. Accessories
  5. Overall effect (if the structure is 3-dimensional, etc.)

Categories

  • Pink Group 11 years of age and under.
    (Prizes - IFM Gift Cards - $25 1st prize, 2nd prize $20, 3rd prize $15)
  • Blue Group 12-15 years of age.
    (Prizes - IFM Gift Cards - $25 1st prize, 2nd prize $20, 3rd prize $15)
  • Yellow Group (family) 16 years of age and older or else a family group.
    (Prizes - IFM Gift Cards - $35 1st prize, 2nd prize $20, 3rd prize $15)
  • Competitive Open Any age combination welcome.
    (Prizes - IFM Gift Cards - $35 1st prize, 2nd prize $20, 3rd prize $15)

2020 Winners

Green Category - 1st place "Ralph"
Pink Category - 1st place "Erupted Volcano in Iceland" 2nd Place "Aspen Johnson"
Blue Category - 1st place "Hammerhead" 2nd Place "Turtle Town" 3rd Place "Sandy Hook Dreamers"
Yellow Category - 1st Place "Heima Er Best" 2nd Place "Sandily Distance" 3rd Place "Hungry Hippos"

Visit our Facebook page and see all of the Sandcastle entries.

 
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