AIA Sandcastle

Rescheduled! Saturday August 20, 2016

Update as of Friday August 19th:
The AIA Sandcastle Competition is still on for Saturday August 20th.
We look forward to seeing you on the beach!

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1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550

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Team Registration Information

AIA Sandcastle has been rescheduled for Saturday August 20th. 

If you registered a team for the Saturday June 4th event that was rained out, please complete this Team & Sponsor Confirmation Form if you plan to participate on Saturday August 20th.

Please contact Rhonda Lowe at 713-520-0155 or if you would like to regsiter as a new team or sponsor. 

Competition Rules - All new categories in 2016. Please read. Thanks!

Team Registration 
Please  fill out this form if you are a new team registering for the event on August 20th. 

Theme and CategoryNEW 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
    Best Costume
    Public Favorite

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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).