Whether you’re a pro, or simply love building sand castles during your time at the beach, the New Jersey Sandcastle Content in Belmar on July 18th will produce some interesting creations, as the competition will no doubt get some participants to think outside of the box.
Bring your shovels and creative flair to Belmar beach this summer for the 32nd annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (rain date July 19). This favorite family event draws thousands of competitors and spectators to 18th Avenue beach for a day of digging and sculpting in the sun.
The competition, which begins at 8 a.m., is free and open to participants of all ages. First, second, and third prizes will be awarded in the following categories, along with a Best on Beach award.
Age 7 and under
Age 8 to 11
Age 12 to 15
Camps and recreation
Judging is based on creativity, resourcefulness, originality, and accessories. Because the sandcastle designs eventually get washed into the ocean, participants are encouraged to use environmentally friendly materials when creating their masterpieces.
In 2017, the grand-prize winners were the Bikini Boys from Seaside Heights, New Jersey, who were first-time entrants in the contest. Their Best on Beach creation was titled “Etch-a-Dragon.”
The New Jersey Sandcastle Contest is presented by the Belmar Tourism Commission and D’Jais.
This is a free event open to all ages, but there will be various age groups for participants to compete in as mentioned above. It’ll be held from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Belmar beach.