This year's Sandcastle Competition was CANCELLED. Please stay tuned for information on the next year's event!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 18 at 5pm. The deadline to be listed on the stage banner at the event is Friday, August 1 at 5pm. Sponsors can sign-up for beach presence sites thru Friday, August 14 at 5pm. There is no prorating for missed print deadlines.
Order your t-shirts and wristbands by clicking here (coming soon!)
Click here for Tent Vendors (coming soon!). Tents are not included with sponsorship registration.
Thank you for your support and participation!
AIA Sandcastle has a block of rooms at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Make your reservations online by clicking here (online code: SAND) or call 409-744-5000 and ask for the AIA Sandcastle rate (phone code: Sandcastle Competition 2020). Monday, August 3 is the deadline to reserve rooms. PLEASE NOTE: The Hilton Galveston Island Resort charges $8/per day for parking at the hotel.