Saturday June 4, 2016
Please visit us here for the current updates to this year's event. Thank you.
Registration opens Friday February 5th at 9am. First 10 teams to register online will be first to pick sites at the lottery on April 19.
This year we have ALL NEW competition categories. Be sure to read the rules! (Linked below under resources.)
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Team Registration Information
Online team registration will open on Friday February 5th at 9am. The first 10 teams to register online will be the first ten to pick their sites at the Site Selection Lottery on April 19 at Saint Arnold's Brewery. Deadline for team registration is April 15 to participate in the Site Selection Lottery. Please contact Mat Wolff at 713-520-0155 or email@example.com if you would like to particpate as a team or sponsor.
Competition Rules - All new categories in 2016. Please read. Thanks!
The first 10 teams to register on February 5th will be the first 10 teams to select their site at the Site Selection Lottery! Registration opens at 9:00am CST on Friday February 5th.
Theme and Category- NEW in 2016!!! ALL NEW CATEGORIES!!!
All NEW Theme Based Categories:
Each Team is permitted to enter only ONE of the Theme Based Categories listed below.
Best Architectural Icon
Best Traditional Castle
Kidtastic!- Disney Edition (A rotating theme: this year all things Disney)
Houston-centric (Any and all things Houston)
Best Cinematic (Movies only)
Best Meme (For all you social media fans, a pop-culture favorite
Three NEW Overall Categories:
Each team is automatically entered in each of the Overall Categories listed below:
30th Anniversary (Best Incorporation of the #30 into sand sculpture)
Tallest Standing Structure
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.)
Returning Overall Categories - These Awards have not changed
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)
Honorable Mention (4th, 5th and 6th Place)
AIA College Challenge (awarded only to university student teams)
Best Team Signage
Best Team T-Shirt
Free Team Sign Information courtesy of Thomas Printworks
AIA Sandcastle has a block of rooms at the Hilton Galeveston Island Resort. Make your reservations online by clicking here or call 409-744-5000 and ask for the AIA Sandcastle rate (three digit code:AIA).