40th Annual Sandcastle Contest

Saturday, September 8th – Join the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) for the 40th Annual Sandcastle Contest! Teams and individuals will express their artistic flair in the sand. The contest will be held just off the boardwalk on the beach in front of Funland between Delaware and Laurel Avenues in Rehoboth Beach. The contest is open to both adults and children, all skill levels are welcome! 

Registration is free, and participants may sign up between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM.  Sand sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition but must be completed for judging by 3:00 PM. RBDBCC Business Members are encouraged to compete in the business category, represent your company in the sand!  Entries will be judged by the public during the People’s Choice Voting.  The winning business will receive a trophy, a free Beach Blast email, and bragging rights for the entire year!

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The public is invited to participate in the People’s Choice Voting which will be held between 3:00 – 4:00 on the day of the competition.  Vote for your favorite adult, youth and business division creation by completing an event evaluation.  Winners will be announced at approximately 4:30 PM.  Trophies will be awarded to the top eight (8) People’s Choice Favorites in both the adult and youth divisions and one (1) trophy in the business division. Children ages 6 and under will receive a souvenir squirt toy while supplies last. This event is WEATHER DEPENDENT.  In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed.  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.  Judging may be cancelled at any time if warranted by weather conditions.  In the event of inclement weather, updates will be posted to the RBDBCC Facebook page.  Recorded updates will also be available by calling (302) 227-2233. Visit our website for more information https://www.beach-fun.com/sandcastle-contest.html or contact Emily at 302-227-2233 ext. 11 or at emily@beach-fun.com  

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