2020 AIA Sandcastle Competition

TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 2 AT 9:00AM!

Event is free and open to the public.
East Beach Parking is $15 - Cash Only (no ATM)
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August 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
East Beach
1923 Boddeker Road
Galveston, TX 77550

Brought to you by the AIA Sandcastle Competition

TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, MARCH 2 - MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

 

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This year over 50 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious American Institute of Architects' Sandcastle Competition Golden 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 beach front, 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 themed and revolving categories (official categories coming soon!). At the end of the day, everyone goes home with memories of a great day at the beach filled with fun, sand and sun.At the end of the day, everyone goes home with memories of a great day at the beach filled with fun, sand, and sun.

The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for American Institute of Architects Houston and Architecture Center Houston Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue-generating events for the City of Galveston.

Please click HERE for detailed event information and registration links.
 

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If you are interested in particpating in Sandcastle as a team or sponsor please contact Debby Joiner (teams) at debby@aiahouston.org or Aleks Savitski (sponsors) at aleks@aiahouston.org or call 713-520-0155.