AIA Sandcastle Competition

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

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Educational Boards Sponsor

First Aid Tent Sponsor

Friends of Sandcastle

2021 Team and Sponsor Events

 

 

Team Registration is open to firms that meet the following eligibility requirements:

Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms must either be an AIA Member/Firm or an AIA Affiliate Member/Firm in order to enter as a team. Accredited Architecture, Design, and Engineering Universities are allowed to participate in the competition. 

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MONDAY, MARCH 29 | Team Registration opens
Register your team HERE 
 

FRIDAY, JUNE 11 | 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).
 

MONDAY, JUNE 14 | Virtual Site Selection Lottery
A representative of each participating team and sponsor MUST be virtually present to participate in the Site Selection Lottery.  Click HERE for link (coming soon).
 

MONDAY, JULY 26 | Team Late Registration, Last Call to Pre-order Shirts, and Theme & Category Form Due
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. 
 

WEDNESDAY, AUG 18 | T-Shirt Distribution Party @ McCoy-Rockford, 6869 Old Katy Road
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 McCoy-Rockford.
 

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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COMPETITION RULES

Download a copy of the Ofiicial Competition Rules HERE.

TENT VENDOR INFORMATION

Need to order your tent? Click HERE to download Tent Vendor Information.

REQUIRED FORMS

THEME & CATEGORY FORM (Teams only)
T-SHIRT FORM (Teams and Sponsors)
 

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HOTEL INFORMATION
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.