Siesta Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources’ Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest returns to award-winning Siesta Key Beach on Saturday, May 5, for the 46th year.

The free, family friendly contest is for all age groups and all amateur skill levels (no pro’s allowed!)

Friends of Sarasota County Parks and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, are sponsoring cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd  place finishers in the adult (individual), adult (team), children (10 years old and younger) and youth (11-17 years old) categories and one overall people’s choice winner.

Registration starts at 8:30 AM on May 5th on Siesta Key Beach near the yellow lifeguard stand.  Each individual or group will be assigned a 10 foot by 10 foot square in which to sculpt their amazing creation.  Bring your buckets and shovels and a plan to win!  Spectators are invited to vote for the people’s choice award.  Judging begins at 1:00 PM and the results are announced at 2:00 PM.