Sandcastle Competition

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Event is free and open to the public
East Beach parking is $15 (CASH ONLY; NO ATM)

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East Beach
1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Platinum Bucket Sponsor

Gold Bucket Sponsor

Silver Shovel Sponsor - Beer Tents

Silver Shovel Sponsors

Bronze Shovel - Public Access Sponsor

Bronze Shovel Sponsors

Friends of Sandcastle

2024 Team & Sponsor Information

Call 811 - Know what's below. Call before you dig

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2024 TIMELINE


ALL REGISTRATION LINKS LISTED AFTER THE TIMELINE

MARCH 11 | TEAM REGISTRATION BEGINS

The fee includes t-shirts and event wristbands (which allow access to sponsor tents and their giveaways) for up to 10 team members.

There is a fee of $20 for each additional t-shirt/ event wristband beyond the 10 that are included with your team registration fee.

JUNE 24 | TEAM REGISTRATION ENDS

Team Registration ends at 5:00pm and is required to participate in Site Selection Lottery Event

JULY 23 | TEAM SITE SELECTION LOTTERY EVENT
(TENTATIVE)
Registration Required (5:30-8:30PM)

Teams  must be present to participate in the Site Selection Lottery.


AUGUST 16| TEAM LATE REGISTRATION - LAST CALL TO PRE-ORDER TSHIRTS/WRISTBANDS - LAST CALL TO PRE-ORDER ICE  - THEME & CATEGORY FORM DUE!

Last call to modify or pre-order additional shirts. Orders are due by 5:00pm
On a first-come, first-served basis, teams and sponsors can purchase additional shirts at the T-Shirt Distribution Party or the AIA tent on event day.
NOTE: our website does not process Discover Credit cards

AUGUST 19 | FREE TEAM SIGN ARTWORK DUE
Please provide a print-ready, 24" x 36" file with a 2" white bar on the bottom of your design
Illustrator • Print Ready PDF • TIFF • EPS
Signs will be printed exclusively on our direct-to-substrate printer on 3/16” Gator Board* and will be ready for pickup the week of the event.
Link to order form below
Printing sponsored by ARC Riot

AUGUST 21 | ALL HOTEL REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE
Hilton Galveston Island Resort


SEPTEMBER 18 | T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION PARY
(5:30-8:30pm)

Teams must send at least one representative to pick up t-shirts, vehicle beach pass and event participant wristbands. Complimentary food and drink.


SEPTEMBER 21 | SANDCASTLE EVENT DAY!

No vehicles permitted on beach before 6:30am or after 9:00am

6:30am — 9:00am With official vehicle pass, beach front opens for delivery of equipment & supplies to the Sandcastle sites.

10:00am — 3:00pm Sandcastle Competition

3:00—4:30pm Sandcastle Judging

+/- 5:00pm Awards Ceremony

TBD Vehicle access to the beach after the police and parks board determine safe access
*Please note: Team members with wristbands wishing to access beer MUST provide ID*

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REGISTRATION LINKS


TEAMS
TEAM REGISTRATION

TEAM LATE REGISTRATION (Team will not be included in Site Selection Event)

TEAM T-SHIRT AND WRISTBAND ORDERS

TEAM SITE SELECTION EVENT REGISTRATION

TEAM THEME/CATEGORY REGISTRATION FORM

TEAM FREE SIGN


SPONSORS
SPONSOR T-SHIRT AND WRISTBND ORDERS  
SPONSOR SITE SELECTION REGISTRATION
BECOME A SPONSOR


ICE
2023 SANDCASTLE ICE ORDER FORM  (7/11/2023 ICE ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED!)

BEACH CLEAN-UP DAY (Deadline to register is July 19)
BEACH CLEAN-UP DAY

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RULES

2023 AIA SANDCASTLE RULES (DOWNLOAD HERE)

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AWARDS

Each team is automatically entered in each of the Overall Categories listed below:

  • Gold Bucket (1st Place)
  • Silver Shovel 2nd Place)
  • 
Bronze Shovel ( 3rd Place )

  • AIA College Challenge (Awarded only to university student teams)

  • Team Signage

  • Team T-Shirt

  • Sydney Lenoir Public Favorite

  • 811 Presents: Most SustainableTeam

  • All teams will receive a sustainable rating from a team of judges rating everything from water delivery systems to recycling efforts and formwork.
  • Teams also have the opportunity to earn extra sustainability points by participating in our BEACH CLEAN-UP DAY ON JULY 22.
  • The team with the highest score will receive an award.

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THEME BASED CATEGORIES


Each Team is permitted to enter only ONE of the Theme Based Categories listed below

  • Optical Illusions NEW!

  • Architectural Icon
  • 
Kidtastic! Toy Box (favorite childhood toys) NEW!

  • Texas Pride NEW!

  • Pop Culture: Best of the 90’s NEW!

  • Traditional Castle

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HOTEL

Hilton Galveston Island Resort

5400 Seawall Boulevard. Galveston, TX 77551
PHONE RESERVATIONS: (409) 744-5000 and give code GASAND
ONLINE RESERVATIONS
: To make online reservations, please contact ellen@aiahouston.org for the direct link
Reservations must be made by July 11 for the group rate

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TENTS

TENT VENDOR INFORMATION (DOWNLOAD HERE)


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POSTER

2023 AIA SANDCASTLE POSTER (DOWNLOAD HERE)


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SITE MAP

Please note that TEAMS will be listed above the red numbers. The Blue squares are Sponsors (DOWNLOAD HERE)


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PARTICIPATING TEAMS

A list of participating teams can be found HERE


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QUESTIONS?

PLEASE VISIT OUR COMMONLY ASKED QUESTION PAGE

If you do not see your question listed here, please send Ellen and email with your question(s).
ellen@aiahouston.org


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GALVESTON ISLAND INFORMATION

IT'S ISLAND TIME!