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Annual Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition competition looms

Shovels at the ready: Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition will be on July 21
Warren, Twyla and Jessica Wall are perennial sandcastle competition competitors, and created a shell-festooned eagle caught in the act of snaring a salmon.

Are you a wannabe structural engineer, excavator, or architect or just a family or group looking for some summertime fun? No matter your motivation, you are invited to join in the fun at the Davis Bay Sandcastle Competition, hosted by the Sunshine Coast Lions Club. 

Teams or individuals can compete in one of three categories: youth (under 12 and no help from mom and dad), family and groups. Cost is $10 per entry and registration will commence at 10 a.m. Your 10’x10’ sand quadrant will be available for building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and judging will be from 2  to 2:30 p.m., with the winners announced at 2:30 p.m. Entries will be judged on originality, difficulty, execution and the “WOW” factor. A new prize this year will be available for the People’s Choice Award, ballots will be available by donation at the registration desk. Only natural, non-living materials found on the beach can be used in your sculpture. So, pack up your shovels, rakes and buckets and come join in the fun. 

Jim Taylor will also be providing music for your listening pleasure and will certainly add to the festive atmosphere of the day. 

Slap on a hat, slip on the sunscreen, and come out prepared to amaze or be amazed by our talented Coasters. Spectators are also welcome. Can’t wait to see you there!