AIA Sandcastle

Saturday August 25, 2018

Event is free and open to the public
East Beach parking is $15 (CASH ONLY; NO ATM)

East Beach
1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550

Event Underwriter

Platinum

Gold Bucket

Sterling

Silver

Bronze

Educational Boards Sponsor

Media Sponsor

First Aid Tent Sponsor

Friends of Sandcastle

AIA Sandcastle Sponsorship

The 32nd Annual Sandcastle Competition will take place on Saturday August 25th at East Beach in Galveston, TX. Below are sponsorship opportunities available for you to join us on the beach. 

Sandcastle is AIA Houston’s largest public event hosted each year on Galveston’s East Beach. The annual competition features teams of architects, contractors, engineers, and students competing for the prized Gold Bucket. Teams must register with an AIA Houston architect or affiliate member. The competition is preceded by several pre-event networking opportunities including the Kick-Off Party and T-shirt Distribution Party.

Expected Outreach

20,000+ public spectators, 2000+ team competitors including architects, engineers, contractors, students, and other design build professionals.

Sponsorship opportunities and benefits are listed below. Please read the Sponsor Guidelines as well. Register online with a credit card or mail in your check to AIA Houston, P.O. Box 66696, Houston, TX 77266, Attention: Sandcastle. Contact Aleks Savitski at aleks@aiahouston.org or 713-520-0155 with any questions or to secure your sponsorship opportunity today.

After your sponosrship registration is received, a staff member will contact you to confirm your sponsorship. Please note that the deadline for sponsors to be listed on the back of the event t-shirt is  Friday July 27th at 5pm. The deadline to be listed on the stage banner at the event is Friday August 3rd at 5pm. Sponsors can sign-up for beach presence sites thru Friday August 17 at 5pm. There is no prorating for missed print deadlines.

Order your t-shirts and wristbands by clicking here.

Click here for Tent Vendors. Tents are not included with sponsorship registration.

Thank you for your support and participation!

HOTEL INFORMATION
AIA Sandcastle has a block of rooms at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Make your reservations online (online code: AIA) or call 409-744-5000 and ask for the AIA Sandcastle rate (phone code: AIA).

Sponsorship Opportunities
Please select a sponsorship opportunity.

    • Listing as “Platinum Bucket Sponsor” on event banner and event t-shirt
    • A 60’ wide beach site, which can accommodate a 40’ x 40’ tent
    • 25 event wristbands designating you as an “Event Sponsor” and 25 event t-shirts
    • 10 East Beach parking passes
    • Logo and link on Sandcastle Competition website

    • Listing as “Gold Bucket Sponsor” on event banner and event t-shirt
    • A 40’ wide beach site, which can accommodate a 30’ x 40’ tent
    • 15 event wristbands designating you as an “Event Sponsor” and 15 event t-shirts
    • 5 East Beach parking passes
    • Logo and link on Sandcastle Competition website

    • Listing as “Sterling Bucket Sponsor” on event banner and event t-shirt
    • A 40’ wide beach site, which can accommodate a 20’ x 30’ tent
    • 12 event wristbands designating you as an “Event Sponsor” and 12 event t-shirts
    • 4 East Beach parking passes
    • Logo and link on Sandcastle Competition website

    • Listing as “Silver Shovel Sponsor” on event banner and event t-shirt
    • A 30’ wide beach site, which can accommodate a 20’ x 30’ tent
    • 8 event wristbands designating you as an “Event Sponsor” and 8 event t-shirts
    • 3 East Beach parking passes
    • Logo and link on Sand Castle Competition website

    • Listing as “Bronze Shovel Sponsor” on event banner and event t-shirt
    • A 30’ wide beach site, which can accommodate a 15’ x 15’ tent
    • 6 event wristbands designating you as an “Event Sponsor” and 6 event t-shirts
    • 2 East Beach parking passes
    • Logo and link on Sandcastle Competition website

    • This is an opportunity for Bronze level sponsors whose primary objective on the beach is to interact with the viewing public. While the sponsor level benefits remain the same, the beach site location is in a prime spot for engaging the public.
    • Listing as “Bronze Shovel Sponsor” on event banner and event t-shirt
    • A 15’ wide x 20’ deep beach site located in the public access section of the beach, which can accommodate a 15’ x 20’ tent
    • 6 event wristbands designating you as an “Event Sponsor” and 6 event t-shirts
    • 2 East Beach parking passes
    • Logo and link on Sandcastle Competition website

    • This sponsorship level is limited to one company and has already been filled. Please select a different sponsorship level. If you have any questions about sponsoring Sandcastle, please call 713-520-0155 or email sandcastle@aiahouston.org. Thank you.

    • Listing as “Friend” on event banner and event t-shirt
    • 2 event wristbands designating you as an “Event Sponsor” and 2 event t-shirts
    • Presence at the new "Friends of Sandcastle" VIP beach tent on the day of the event. Space is limited. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for availability
    • 1 East Beach parking pass
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