AIA Sandcastle Competition

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, August 21, 2021

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

Gold Bucket



First Aid Tent Sponsor

2021 Team and Sponsor Events


MONDAY, MARCH 29 | Team Registration opens
Register your team HERE (link opens March 29 at 9:00am).

DATE TBA | Team Registration and Virtual Site Selection Lottery Registration Due
Register HERE by 5:00pm in order to participate in Site Selection Lottery (link coming soon).

DATE TBA | Virtual Site Selection Lottery
A representative of each teams and sponsors must be virtually present to participate in the Site Selection Lottery.

DATE TBA | Team Late Registration, Last Call to Pre-order Shirts, and Theme & Category form
All forms due by 5:00pm. Last call to modify or pre-order additional shirts. 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. 

DATE/LOCATION TBA | T-Shirt Distribution Party
Teams must send at least one representative to pick up t-shirts, vehicle beach pass and event participant wristbands. Complimentary food and drink. 

SATURDAY, AUG 21 | Sandcastle Event Day
6:30am-9:00am With official vehicle pass, beach front opens for delivery of equipment and supplies to the Sandcastle sites.
No vehicles permitted on beach before 6:30am or after 9:00am

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REQUIRED FORMS (links coming soon!)



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AIA Sandcastle has a block of rooms at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Make your reservations online by clicking here (online code: SAND) or call 409-744-5000 and ask for the AIA Sandcastle rate (phone code: Sandcastle Competition 2021). Monday, August 2 is the deadline to reserve rooms.  PLEASE NOTE: The Hilton Galveston Island Resort charges $8/per day for parking at the hotel.