Skip to main content

Sand Castle Design Contest Brings Out Friendly Competitors

Aug 09, 2017 10:36PM, Published by Jeanne Fratello, Categories: Sports & Rec, Today


Gallery: Sand Castle Design Contest 2017 [44 Images] Click any image to expand.



A giant whale, Spongebob, and a dream palace were just a few of the eye-catching creations at the 57th annual Sand Castle Design Contest, which was held on Sunday as part of the International Surf Festival.

The contest, sponsored by the City of Manhattan Beach Department of Parks and Recreation, featured prizes to local businesses donated by DigMB.com. More than 80 builders participated in the contest, with nearly three times as many spectators looking on.

Individual winners included: For 12 and under individuals: Evgeniia Zhenikhova with Sand Castle; For 13 and over individuals: 1st place - Franciscus Tobias with Whale on the Beach; 2nd place - Yudhi Stira with 100 Room Palace; 3rd place - Jim Aldinger with Damsel in Distress.

Group winners included: For 17 and under groups: 1st place - Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob and Patrick; 2nd place - Double A-Addison and Alyssa with Mt. Vesuvius. For all-ages group (a category that attracted 10 groups): 1st place - Castle Ciao; 2nd place - The Tortoise Sculpture; 3rd place - Sea Friends Sand Castle; 4th place - Castle Byrne; and 5th place - Honolulu Turtle.

A full gallery of pictures is below.



DigMB Email Signup * Don't Miss a Thing, Sign Up Today!

* indicates required
Email Format


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Knit in the Park

    08/26/2017
    12:00PM — 03:00PM

    Bring your knitting or crocheting supplies and join Blankets of Love to make blankets for babie...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Knit in the Park

    08/26/2017
    12:00PM — 03:00PM

    Bring your knitting or crocheting supplies and join Blankets of Love to make blankets for babie...


  • Art as Experience: Relief Prints

    09/02/2017
    02:30PM — 04:30PM

    The Manhattan Beach Art Center offers FREE family art workshops on the first and third Saturday o...


  • Art As Experience

    09/02/2017
    02:30PM — 04:30PM

    The Manhattan Beach Art Center offers families FREE hands-on workshops on the first and third Sat...