AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Event is free and open to the public
East Beach parking is $15 (CASH ONLY; NO ATM)
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Galveston, TX 77550
Gold Bucket Sponsor
Silver Shovel Sponsor
Bronze Shovel - Public Access Sponsor
Bronze Shovel Sponsor
First Aid Tent Sponsor
Educational Boards Sponsor
Kids Zone Sponsor
Friends of Sandcastle
Site Selection Event Sponsors
2023 Team & Sponsor Information
ALL REGISTRATION LINKS LISTED AFTER THE TIMELINE
MARCH 21 | 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 16 | TEAM REGISTRATION ENDS
Team Registration ends at 5:00pm and is required to participate in Site Selection Lottery Event
JUNE 21 | TEAM & SPONSOR SITE SELECTION LOTTERY EVENT
Registration Required (5:30-8:30PM)
Teams and Sponsors must be present to participate in the Site Selection Lottery.
The Houston Design Center
7026 Old Katy Rd, Suite 201
Houston, TX 77024
Complimentary food and beer sponsored by:
Daltile, Harvey Cleary, Interface Carpets, Peterson Scharck & Associates (PSA), Rockfon, Southwest Solutions, Stites Gorman & Associates (SGA), Texas Interiors
JULY 10 | 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
JULY 11 | ALL HOTEL REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE
Hilton Galveston Island Resort
JULY 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
JULY 22 | BEACH CLEAN-UP DAY - New this year!
Teams who participate will receive bonus points towardstheir sustainability score. Stay tuned for more details.
AUGUST 9 | T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION PARY
Teams must send at least one representative to pick up t-shirts, vehicle beach pass and event participant wristbands. Complimentary food and drink.
Sponsored by: CBI Group
1050 N Post Oak Rd Suite 100, Houston, TX 77055. (Has onsite parking)
AUGUST 12 | 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*
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
2023 AIA SANDCASTLE RULES (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the direct link
Reservations must be made by July 11 for the group rate
TENT VENDOR INFORMATION (DOWNLOAD HERE)
2023 AIA SANDCASTLE POSTER (DOWNLOAD HERE)
Please note that TEAMS will be listed above the red numbers. The Blue squares are Sponsors (DOWNLOAD HERE)
A list of participating teams can be found HERE
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