AIA Sandcastle Competition

2023 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

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

Platinum Bucket Sponsor

Gold Bucket

Silver

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Kids Zone Sponsor

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Educational Boards Sponsor

Media Sponsor

First Aid Tent Sponsor

Friends of Sandcastle

2023 Team and Sponsor Information

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Team Registration is open to firms that meet the following eligibility requirements:
Architecture, design and engineering firms must have at least one AIA Architect or Assoc. Architect on their team, or be 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.

Sponsorships Available HERE. 

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TIMELINE 


DATE TBD | TEAM REGISTRATION TO BE DETERMINED

DATE TBD| Team Registration and Site Selection Lottery Registration Due by 5PM
Each team may register a maximum of 2 representatives.

DATE TBD | Virtual TEAM Site Selection Lottery 
A representative of each participating team MUST be present to participate in the Site Selection Lottery. 

DATE TBD | Virtual SPONSOR Site Selection Lottery 
A representative of each sponsoring firm MUST be present to participate in the Site Selection Lottery.

DATE TBD | Team Late Registration, Last Call to Pre-order Shirts, Ice, 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.
All forms listed below. 
 

DATE TBD | Sponsor Print Deadline

DATE TBD | Free Team Signs Due to ARC
Please send your team signs for printing directly to ARC Document Solutions/Riot by 5PM on DATE TBD. Click HERE for instructions.

DATE TBD T-SHIRT Distribution Party at CORE Office Interiors
Your team MUST send at least one representative to pick up t-shirts, vehicle beach pass and event participant wristbands.  

DATE TBD | 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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EVENT POSTER
Download event poster HEREWE WILL UPDATE INFORMATION SOON

SITE MAP
Download the site map HERE. WE WILL UPDATE INFORMATION SOON

FREE TEAM SIGN from ARC/RIOT ---DATE TBD
Instruction HERE 

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. WE WILL UPDATE INFORMATION SOON

REQUIRED FORMS:

THEME & CATEGORY FORM (Teams only) Deadline, DATE TBT 5pm
This year's categories MAY include:

  • Americana (Route 66, Mid-Centruy Americana)
  • Architectural Icon
  • Kidtastic!: Board Games
  • NASA JSC 60th Anniversary: Space Race
  • Pop Culture: Foodies and Selfies-Social Media, "What's Your Hashtag" 
  • Traditional Castle 


T-SHIRTS, WRISTBANDS & ICE FORM  (Teams and Sponsors) Deadline DATE TBT 5pm

  • Team T-Shirt and Wristbands Form HERE. WE WILL UPDATE INFORMATION SOON
  • New this year! Pre-order 40# bags of ice for event day. Limited supply available.
  • Sponsors T-Shirt Form HERE. WE WILL UPDATE INFORMATION SOON


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HOTEL INFORMATION
A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the Galveston Island Hilton, 5400 Seawall Boulevard.
Please call (409) 744-5000 to make reservations; please reference AIA Sandcastle or one of the following codes:

SAND (online)

SANDCASTLE COMPETITION 2023 (phone)

Reservations must be made by DATE TBD to get the group rate.