Many returning entrants and new competitors converged on Fisherman's Beach in Rehoboth Aug. 3 to compete in the sandcastle summer tradition. The paths between the sculptures were packed as the sand artists created traditional castles, people and sea life. The skies threatened at times, but the contest got a pass from the weather. Spectators were still viewing them well past sunset.
The winners of the contest are as follows:
Top 10 Judges' Favorites Awards - Adult (15 & older) in no particular order:
Tiffany Builders - Jason and Tanya Tiffany of Columbia, Md., and Ben Sullivan of Olney, Md.
Maurice Lethridge, Karenna Armington and Colin Rearden, all of the District of Columbia
Andrew West of Harrington, and Greg and Stephanie West of Columbus, Ohio
David O’Brien, Shai Segall, Patricia Joo, Dewan Clay, Derrick Harris, Joe Sciandra, Walter White, Jay Coles, Jack Coles and Sam Coles of Arlington, Va.
The Small Wonders - The Oakes and Shivone families of Rehoboth Beach, and the Beaucage family of Rhode Island
Glenda Roberts, Amanda Roberts, Eric Bollinger, Leah Bollinger, Leah Anthony-Roberts, Sadie Bishop, Jennifer Bollinger and Bryan Hooper of Frankford
Larry Murray, Thurman Murray, Colin Murray and Lindsay Murray of Columbia, Md.
Sheila Stephanis of Marietta, Pa., and Renaud, Erin and Debbie deVitry of Lancaster, Pa.
Lynn and Heather Williams of Lewes and Johnny Boyer of Middletown
“King Triton’s Realm” - Sheri Miller, Brent Miller, Kim Parish, Ashley Parish, Steve Borchelt, Cindy Borchelt, Joe Cremi, Carol Cremi, Scott Hoffecker, Mary Ann Hoffecker, Pam Osborne-Wilson, Glenn Moyer, Sandy Higgins, Rita Sharp, Troy Hartman, Lisa Hartman, Tiffany Diachinski, Jeff Jacobs, Gary Stultz, Sue Stultz, Greg Miller, Chris Miller, Maelei Sharp and Talon Sharp of Boyertown, Pa.; Brenda Harvey, John Marcus, and Cheyenne Peet of Millsboro; Karen Leszkowicz of McLean, Va.; Betina and Lexi Rommel of Springmount, Pa.
Top 10 Judge’s Favorite - Child (7-14) in no particular order:
Lenny Williams of Milton and Lilly and Braden Boyer of Middletown
Team KK’s - Karen Unterreiner and Kiley Steward of Elkton, Md.
Thane Keim of Bridgeville and Rachel Keim of Delmar
Michael Whiteman of Wilmington
Team Whalen - Emma, Audrey and Aiden Whalen of Exton, Pa.
Little Shamrocks - Maille Ryan, Sean Carroll, Anna Sellers and Sean Ryan of Millsboro
Berlin Youth Club - Amelia Jacobs, Brennan Mauer, Aaliyah Johnson, Camisha Justice and Alan Warren of Berlin, Md., and Josh Flores of Ocean City, Md.
VIPs & M - Mikaylah Lindsay, Isabella Robinson, Price Lindsay and Vaughn Robinison of Lewes
Team Crazy - Kayla and Olivia Burkentine of Milton
Lila Ronen and Lilah Genochowski of District of Columbia
Judge’s Favorite Business Division - The Cultured Pearl, “Koi Fish” - The Wood, Saleff, Berg and Marinez families of Rehoboth Beach
People’s Choice Award - Adult: Team Sandoval: Evin Kuester of Savannah, Ga., Tom Kuester of Alexandria, Va., Walt Ellenberger of Millsboro, and Nic and Roger Cheufournier of Potomac, Md.
Child (7-14): Lenny Williams of Milton, and Lilly and Braden Boyer of Middletown.