Dig This: Our Sandcastle Contest Is Back!

Ever dream about building a custom home along the Santa Monica Bay shoreline? Well, you soon may get the chance – thanks to the return of Heal the Bay’s Designer Sandcastle Competition! On Saturday, April 26, teams from across the Southland will roll up their sleeves – and pant-legs – to create some truly spectacular sand creations near the Santa Monica Pier. We are now soliciting entries from architectural firms, design shops, entertainment studios, production companies, civic groups, community associations and other organizations.

This special fundraising event is a great way to help support the work of Heal the Bay in protecting our local beaches and oceans, while helping foster morale and esprit d’corps in your company or organization. It’s also a great way to showcase your civic-mindedness and creativity to the general public, which will be invited to view the competition as part of Heal the Bay’s well-attended Earth Month Festival. The sandcastle square-off is the centerpiece of the festival activities near the Pier, which also include our largest beach cleanup of the year, theme events at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and a sustainable seafood cooking demonstration.

Space is limited, so please sign up your team today!

Not a card-carrying AIA member? No worries! Our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and Time Warner Cable’s Connect A Million Minds initative are hosting a Family Sandcastle Competition at noon on the 26th. Anyone with an imagination, shovel and pail can enter. Check in at the Aquarium the morning of the competion!