Wednesday, August 01, 2012 08:07:39 PM by
The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 34th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday. More than 100 teams and 800 participants are expected to express their creativity on Fisherman's Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel.
The contest is open to both adults and children. Participants may register their entry anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sculptures may be started at any time, but must be completed for judging by 3 p.m. Winners will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. Past creations have included Swamp Animals, Mermaids, Pyramids, Crabs, Dolphins, Sharks and of course traditional sandcastles.
There is no entrance fee and registered teams will have the opportunity to purchase event T-shirts at a discounted rate of $5 per shirt.
Participants will be divided into three age divisions: Adult (15 and older),Child 7-14 and Child 6 and under.The sand sculptures must contain only objects natural to the beach (shells, stones, seaweed, etc.)
Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 Judge's Favorites in both the adult and 7-14 child divisions. Special awards given to all participants in the 6 and under child's division. Two People's Choice Awards will be given during this year's contest.
In the event of bad weather, setup and registration may be delayed up until 10:30 a.m. If bad weather continues, this event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards.
For more information, call the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce at (302) 227-6446 or visit the chamber website at www.beach-fun.com.