Sandcastle Contest Aug. 2 expected to attract more than 100 teams

July 29, 2014
This family is channeling some cooler weather as they complete an igloo for the 2013 Sandcastle Contest.

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce  will host the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest Saturday, Aug. 2, at Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. The contest is open to both adults and children. Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3 p.m.

Participants may register their entry anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. Judges are volunteers for the chamber. Business members are encouraged to compete in the Business category.

Sand sculpting artist Darrell O’Connor will be on the beach at Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, giving sculpting demonstrations and lessons.

Also, O’Connor will begin work on a community sculpture at 10 a.m., Saturday. Two spectators serving as assistants will be allowed in the sculpting zone on a rotating basis every 15 minutes. The sculpture will be completed by 3 p.m..

Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 Judge’s Favorites in both the adult and 7-14 child divisions. One Judge’s Favorite award will be given in the Business category. Special awards are given to all participants in the 6 & under child’s division.

Two People’s Choice Awards will be given during this year’s contest. The general public can vote on their favorite Adult and Child division creation by completing an event evaluation.

This event is weather dependent. In the event of bad weather, setup and registration may be delayed up until 10:30 a.m. If bad weather continues, the event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards. Judging may be cancelled at any time if warranted by current weather conditions.

For more information, call the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce at 302-227- 6446 or go to



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