Saturday August 25, 2018
Event is free and open to the public
East Beach parking is $15 (CASH ONLY; NO ATM)
Galveston, TX 77550
Educational Boards Sponsor
First Aid Tent Sponsor
Friends of Sandcastle
Team Registration Information
The 32nd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition will take place on Saturday, August 25, at East Beach in Galveston, TX. Team registration opens on Monday February 5th at 9am. The first 10 teams to register will receive priority selection in the site lottery at the Kick-Off Party.
Competition Rules - New categories in 2018. Please read. Thanks!
Theme and Category Form- NEW CATEGORIES!!!
Each Team is permitted to enter only ONE of the Theme Based Categories listed below.
Kidtastic!: Kid's Books
Returning Overall Categories
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)
Tallest Standing Structure
Greatest Feat of Structural Ingenuity - NEW AWARD in 2018!
Most Sustainable Team (All teams will receive a sustainable rating from a team of judges rating everything from water delivery systems to recycling efforts and formwork. The team with the highest score will receive an award. Stay tuned for more details.)
AIA Sandcastle has a block of rooms at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Make your reservations online by clicking here (online code: AIA) or call 409-744-5000 and ask for the AIA Sandcastle rate (phone code: Sandcastle Competition 2018).
Free Team Sign Information
Each team will receive a free team sign to display at the beach. Thomas Printworks generously provides this service for all teams as our event underwriter. Deadline for sign file submission is August 9, 2018.