Welcome to The 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest!
The 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest brings together families, community and artists to celebrate in one of the most defining elements of our community: our local beach! Inspired by the event’s theme, “Sculpting Literacy in Your Community” community and professional teams will be challenged to sculpt their story of our great community and inspire promoting literacy in Long Beach.
2) The Community Contest, where 40 amateur/family teams (with up to 10 members per team) will compete for in-kind prizes donated from local Long Beach Businesses
Sculptures entering the competition will be judged on uniqueness, difficulty and how well they fit the theme. Sign up in advance as an event team or event sponsor. SAVE THE DATE on your calendar and come enjoy exciting and colorful attractions such as arts and crafts, vendors, live music, food and a fenced-off kid zone supervised by event staff.
All proceeds from the Great Sand Sculpture Contest will be donated to promoting childhood and adult literacy in our community through the Long Beach Public Library Foundation.
Theme for Sculptures: Sculpting Literacy in Your Community
When: August 10th & 11th from 10am-4pm
Where: The Granada Beach Boat Ramp, 1 Granada Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Great Sand Sculpture contest is brought to you on behalf of Rotaract Long Beach, The Long Beach Sea Festival, and Alfredo’s Beach Shack. The event is a hosted as part of the summer event series managed Long Beach city’s SeaFestival organization. This event is made possible due to the contributions of our sponsors: Kool-Aid, the Port of Long Beach, the Long BeachSea Festival, and the Arts Council of Long Beach.
Major Thank you to all of our event sponsors, including:
Our 2013 Community Event Sponsor
To our Professional Event Sponsors: