Sandcastle Competition

Saturday, September 21, 2024

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

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Platinum Bucket Sponsor

Gold Bucket Sponsor

Silver Shovel Sponsor - Beer Tents

Silver Shovel Sponsors

Bronze Shovel Sponsors

Friends of Sandcastle

2024 Team & Sponsor Information

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Team and Sponsor Information

2024 TIMELINE

 

APRIL 15  | TEAM REGISTRATION BEGINS
 (Register HERE)
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.
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.
NOTE: our website does not process Discover Credit cards

JUNE 24 | TEAM REGISTRATION ENDS
Team Registration ends at 5:00pm

AUGUST 16 |  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

AUGUST 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.
Printing sponsored by ARC Riot

SEPTEMBER 18 | T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION PARY (5:30-8:30pm)

Teams must send at least one representative to pick up t-shirts, vehicle beach pass and event participant wristbands. Complimentary food and drink.

Location TBD

SEPTEMBER 21 | 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*

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AWARDS

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.
  • The team with the highest score will receive an award.

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THEME BASED CATEGORIES


Each Team is permitted to enter only ONE of the Theme Based Categories listed below:

  • Best Architecture Icon
  • Best Traditional Castle
  • NEW!! Mythology
  • NEW!! Kidtastic: Saturday Morning Cartoons
  • NEW!! Pop Culture: Music /Song Lyrics
  • NEW!! Nature / Floral / Botanicals


REGISTRATION LINKS

Links will be activated as they become available

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TEAMS

TEAM REGISTRATION

TEAM T-SHIRT AND WRISTBAND ORDERS

TEAM THEME/CATEGORY REGISTRATION FORM

TEAM FREE SIGN

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SPONSORS


SPONSOR T-SHIRT AND WRISTBND ORDERS 

BECOME A SPONSOR

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ICE


2024 SANDCASTLE ICE ORDER FORM

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RULES 

2024 AIA SANDCASTLE RULES

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TENTS

TENT VENDOR INFORMATION (DOWNLOAD HERE)

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POSTER 

2024 AIA SANDCASTLE POSTER (DOWNLOAD HERE)

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SITE MAP  

Please note that TEAMS will be listed above the red numbers. The Blue squares are Sponsors (DOWNLOAD HERE)

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PARTICIPATING TEAMS

A list of 2024 participating teams can be found HERE

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QUESTIONS?

PLEASE VISIT OUR COMMONLY ASKED QUESTION PAGE
If you do not see your question listed here, please send Alex Moreno an email with your question(s).

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GALVESTON ISLAND INFORMATION

IT'S ISLAND TIME!