The East Hampton SandCastle Contest
Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 9am – 4pm, on the Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett, New York – for the 23rd summer in a row, individuals and groups of all ages will be participating in the Annual East Hampton Sand Castle Contest.
24th Annual East Hampton SandCastle Contest
August 1, 2015
Beach And Donuts by Jake, Julia, Will, Michael and Margaret Magaldi
1st Place – Sea Turtle by Qiana, Lucas and Jackson Rode, Jonathan Urike, Callie Ammicucci and Vienna and Desmond Margliano
2nd Place – Hamptons Best Ice Cream by Benjamin and Alex Shapiro
3rd Place – Egyptian Sand Serpents by Michele, Matt, Sophia, and Alex DeFilippis
1st Place – The Hampton Hopper by Samantha, Josh and Justin Gambardella, Jack Rockhill and Matt Szcolli
2nd Place – The Ocean Kayak by Lila and Sadie Forman, Mia and Lila Juneja
3rd Place – The Homer Donut by Mani Williams and Sophie Levy
1st Place – Sand Scrabble by Lisa, Nicole, Michelle, Nick and Jennifer Sciarrino
2nd Place – Sandy the Sand Dinosaur by Tessa and Jack Reilly
3rd Place – Bunny Borders by Don, Jen, Emma, and Claire Roane
1st Place – Preoccupied by Paul Green
2nd Place – Swim Trunks by Steven Judelson, Natalie, Nia, Chi Chi, Ron and Judi
3rd Place – Dragon in Dunes by Henry and Julia Moreton, and and Claire Sydeman
1st Place – Dom P by Chris Moore, Alex Berk and Dylan Kosinski
Starting promptly at 9 a.m., talented, creative and fun loving people will compete on the beach in five categories for who can build the best sandcastle:
- Sand Fleas for children up to age eight (with an adult)
- Sand Hoppers for nine to 15 year-olds
- Sand Tribes for families
- Sand Shapers for adults
- Sand Pros for sand castle professionals
The money raised through registration fees, sale of the tee-shirts, merchandise and other donations go to helping a variety of charitable causes promoted and assisted by The Clamshell Foundation.
One of the things that we donate to the most consistently every year is to give college scholarships to graduating East Hampton seniors. We also often donate food to East Hampton residents in need. We started originally donating turkeys, but were told that turkeys are often too big for some people with small ovens. So, we started giving roasting chickens,” Rossetti Perchik, Clamshell Foundation Executive Director explained. “Usually we give out 100 eight to 10-pound roasting chickens. However, last year we gave out over 300 around Christmas and Thanksgiving.
ANNUAL EAST HAMPTON SANDCASTLE CONTEST RULES
- Sand Fleas (up to age 8 – Must have 1 adult as leader)
- Sand Hoppers (ages 9-15)
- Sand Tribes (families)
- Sand Shapers (adults)
- Sand Pros (professionals)
• DO NOT build in front of the Life Guard stands !!!
• Always observe the Rules of Water Safety, and Never leave children alone.
• DO NOT go into the dunes for any reason what so ever!
• Maximum of (6) people per group.
• Power tools or equipment of any kind are not permitted.
• You may use anything you want to build with, but only natural materials native to this beach may be used in the sand sculpture itself.
• Build your sand sculpture above the high tide line.
• Fill-in any holes before you leave, contest ends at 3pm.
• Don’t leave anything behind when you are finished, leave the beach cleaner than when you came.
Judging will be based on total points scored in the following categories:
• Originality • Texture • Group Fun • Animation • Quality of Work
• Trophies and Prizes will be awarded to the top three groups in all categories.
• Use the rest room facilities in the parking area.
• Do not disturb any bird nesting areas.
THE CLAMSHELL FOUNDATION
PO Box 2725
East Hampton, NY 11937
ALL CONTESTANTS WILL HOLD HARMLESS THE CLAMSHELL FOUNDATION AND THE TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THIS SANDCASTLE CONTEST.
You can either print the entry form in either Word .doc or .pdf format.
Registration is $10 per group of up to 6 people.
You can pay on the beach the day of the event or if you wish include a check made out to Clamshell Foundation – SandCastle Contest.
PLEASE MAIL OR FAX THIS TO US
EAST HAMPTON SANDCASTLE CONTEST 2013
PO Box 2725
East Hampton, NY 11937
ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE CALL US: 631-324-6250
DIRECTIONS TO EVENT
Directions to the Annual East Hampton SandCastle Contest
From New York City
Take the mid-town tunnel onto the Long Island Expressway going east. Get off at exit 70 and onto Route 27 East toward Montauk. Follow Route 27 East through the towns of Southampton, Watermill, Bridgehampton, Wainscott and East Hampton. Take the right fork at the windmill in East Hampton, and go through the town of Amagansett. On the East Side of Amagansett you will pass the Farmer’s Market and then the Amagansett Fire Department, both on the left. Directly across from the fire department is Atlantic Avenue. Turn right and follow it to the beach. There is a parking lot at the very end on your left. No parking permit is needed the day of the contest. In the parking lot is a brick building for the bathrooms, and next to it is a path through the dunes to the beach where the contest is held. Look for our tent on your left.
If the parking lot is full, go past Atlantic Avenue approximately ¼ mile and turn right into the parking lot for Saint Michael’s Lutheran Church. We operate a free shuttle bus for the contest that will take you right to the beach. The bus goes back and forth all day during the contest: from 9am to 4pm.
If you have need of further information, please contact us by e-mail or by phone at (631) 324-6250.
Come early, because it gets crowded!
LOCATION: Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett NY
VENUE: Atlantic Beach
START DATE: August 01st, 2015
END DATE: August 01st, 2015