FIVE STAR DEALERSHIPS 2023 OCEAN SHORES SAND & SAWDUST FESTIVAL
ART AT THE BEACH
AMATEUR SANDCASTLE BUILDING CONTEST
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Friday & Saturday - June 23-24
There is a $5 per person registration fee up to a maximum of $30 per team. Registration includes the pre-event sandcastle building workshops on either Friday or Saturday.
We ask that you have a maximum of ten (10) team members per registered party so that we can space everything out. If your party is going to be larger than 10, please let us know in advance to discuss options, you might want to reserve and pay for two plots.
How it Works and What You Need
The theme for 2023: SEA LIFE
Only sand, water, shells, and other natural beach materials found on the beach that day can be used as part of your sculpture. Forms can be used in the construction process but can in no way support the final structure. Hand tools may be used but use of power tools is not permitted. You will be competing against other amateurs, learn something new and have fun! All professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes in the Amateur Category but are welcome to participate for the fun. This is a family event, and we ask that your creations be done with respect to the community.
Awards for the Amateur Category
$50 cash prize per category plus team “goodie bag.”
People's Choice Award
SCHEDULE ON THE BEACH
Noon-5pm – Form Finders Builds a Sandcastle. Visit with the team and watch them build the display sandcastle.
Noon-5pm – Music by KOSW 91.3 FM
Noon–5pm – Bring the family and play on the Sand Hill, shovels, buckets, and more provided.
1pm and 3pm – Sandcastle Building Workshops: $5 per team or group of up to 4 people, free with completed contest registration. The workshops are for anyone wanting to learn how to build and sculpt a sandcastle.
9:30am-10:15am – Pre-event Team Sandcastle Building and Tool Making Workshop – $5 for groups under 5 people, and free to those who have already registered for the contest.
9:30-4:00pm – Bring the family and play on Sand Hill shovels, buckets, and playthings provided
11:00am-3:00pm – Sandcastle Building Contest.
11:00am-3:30pm – Music by KOSW 91.3 FM
3:30 pm – Judging and awards – on the beach
How to Get to the Beach Contest Site
To access the beach, use the Chance a La Mer entrance next to the Shiloh Inn. Once on the beach, the activities are to the left of the poles (south). You will see the tent, banners, and registration table. Cars are not allowed past that area, but cars are allowed to the right (north).
The sand program is produced by the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival and Form Finders.
The Form Finders sand masters on the beach are here to assist you and your family / group to success! Our goal is fun. Form Finders are a sand sculpture team headquartered in Olympia, WA. Our team members hail from various parts of Washington and Oregon and come together each summer to find the hidden treasures just waiting to be carved out of the sand. Since 2008 the team has won many regional awards at various sand festivals. The team goals include sharing the fun and the creativity of sand sculpting with others. So please join us in having some fun carving sand into a creation that we all will enjoy! As we like to say…“It’s in the Sand!”
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