sand sculpture contest
July 27, 2019
MAC’s 42nd Annual Sand Sculpture Competition 2019 - Walnut Beach, Milford, CT, Saturday, July 27, 2019
Milford Arts Council, the MAC announces New England’s favorite its Sand Sculpture Competition for the 42nd time. This fun-filled event, scheduled for Saturday, July 27th at Walnut Beach, is hosted by Milford Arts Council and proudly sponsored by Milford Bank with music by WEBE108fm. Bring a picnic, your beach blanket, pails and shovels, and create anything from huge lobsters to mermaids. Awards to be given in various categories including Clubs/Friends, Families, and Individuals. All ages are welcome.
This annual event draws over 50 sand sculptors and hundreds of spectators each year. Join the crowd and enjoy a day of sculpting in the sun – or just come and observe as the sand sculptures come to life! Registration begins at 10 am with judging at 2:30 pm and awards given approximately 3:30 pm. *Times may vary a bit depending on the tide. Low tide that day occurs at 1:11 pm and we encourage media outlets to join us around 11:00 am.
NEW! We ask that you consider bringing a cash donation this year so that we can continue bringing you this popular event and other quality artistic experiences throughout the year. We will be collecting donations and making a community beach sculpture with the cash throughout the day. The more bills, the more exciting the sculpture will be!
Categories are: Family, Friends and Clubs, Individual 16 and up, Individual 10 to 15 and Individual or group 9 and under. Prizes go to Best in Show and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place category winners.
Note: parking for non-residents is $15. Walnut Beach is at the end of Viscount Drive in Milford.
For more information please call the Milford Arts: 203 878-6647 (Tues-Fri 10am-5pm)
Sand Sculptures must consist of sand only with the exception of wood, rocks, shells, etc., found on the beach the day of the contest and used as decorations only. No superstructures or permanent forms of any kind shall be incorporated in your structure. Sand forms smaller than 2 ft X 2 ft X 2 ft (flower pots, milk cartons, buckets, etc.) may be used, but only as forms. The use of shovels, hoes, spatulas and other tools (except power tools) are permitted. The sculpture must be confined within the assigned space.