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You Have Been Pumped All Year, and Now, the Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition Is Here

East Beach is proud to present the 33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition. The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue-generating events for the City of Galveston.

This year over 50 teams has their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Gold Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beachfront, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours.

The judging of the sculptures is rated on originality of concept, artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving technique, and utilization of the site. In addition to the Gold Bucket, awards are given in several categories including Traditional Castle, Architectural Icon, Kidtastic: Fables & Folklore, Houston-centric, Marine Life, Pop Culture: Decades, team t-shirt design, team signage, and costume.

Parking at East Beach Galveston is $15 cash only, collected by the Galveston Parks Board.

Please respect the hard work of our participants by not touching any of the sand sculptures even after the event. At the end of the day, everyone goes home with memories of a great day at the beach filled with fun, sand, and sun!

Like you, the professional staff at The Enclave at Woodbridge Apartments in Sugar Land, Texas enjoys a day well-spent in a fun atmosphere. That’s why we encourage you to expand your social horizons and take part in this event on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, August 24, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
East Beach
1923 Boddeker Road
Galveston, Texas 77550

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