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Build a Sand Castle, Win Great Prizes!

Aug 03, 2016 07:53AM ● By Dig Mb Staff
Hey Mom and Dad, do you ever find yourself secretly spending a little too much time on your tykes' sand castles? 

Let your inner architect out this coming Sunday at the 56th Annual Sand Castle Design Contest

Prizes this year are being coordinated and sponsored by (Yes, making a sand castle by the pier is an excellent reason to "dig" MB!)

There are lots of categories and lots of prizes. Bring the whole family and show the world your talents!

The event is part of the flurry of activities for the International Surf Festival. 

Come down to the pier starting at 7:30am Sunday, Aug. 7, to register. Competitors may build from 8:00am-10:00am. Come any time and register on site, then get to work! (The rules are simple and few – see the rules here.)

There are two "group" or "team" categories: Junior Division (5-12 years old) and Open Division (All Ages). Prizes will be awarded for 1st-3rd place in each division.

Competition among individuals is broken down by age groups: 5-8 years old, 9-12 years, and 13+. There are three categories for the awards within each individual age group: Best Castle, Best Sculpture and Best Dribble.

There are plenty of chances to come claim great prizes from Manhattan Beach CreameryPitfire Pizzapages: a bookstore and other favorite local merchants. 

No matter what, it's a great way to start your Sunday off right.

Watch for a photo gallery of sand castles here on

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