Sandcastle Contest

Jul 30, 2022 to Aug 5, 2023

Saturday, August 5th - Registration: 9:30 AM, Starts: 10:00 AM

Location: Gimli Beach North Categories: Entertainment, Contests, Vendors, Virtual

Sandcastle Contest

Date: Saturday, August 5th
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Gimli Beach, North of the Main Dock AND virtual
Registration: 9:30 AM, Free entry

Participate in our annual sandcastle contest in-person at Gimli Beach during festival weekend OR in the virtual sandcastle contest category. Prizes will be awarded for each category. Bring your shovels, pails, creativity, and participate in this free and fun event.


  • 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)

Judging is based on the following elements

  • Size
  • Sculpting
  • Originality
  • Accessories
  • 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)
  • Open Competitive Category (Any age combination welcome)
  • Virtual Category (Submission virtually - click for virtual category details and submission


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Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Festival Gift Shop / Office 

Spring/Summer Hours 
Monday to Thursday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Or by appointment 

General Inquiries:
Phone: 1 (204) 642-7417

107-94 1st Avenue
Gimli, Manitoba, R0C 1B1