|Registration for the 2018 Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest, now in its 46th year, begins at 8:30 a.m. May 5 at Siesta Beach.|
SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources’ Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest will return to Siesta Beach on Saturday, May 5, for the 46th year.
This free, family-friendly event is open to all ages and all amateur skill levels. Cash prizes, which are sponsored by the Friends of Sarasota County Parks and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, are awarded to first-, second- and third-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 begins at 8:30 a.m. May 5 on Siesta Beach near the yellow lifeguard stand, where participants will be assigned a 10-foot-by-10-foot square. Judging begins at 1 p.m., and awards are presented at 2 p.m. Spectators are invited to vote for the people’s choice award.
Siesta Beach is located at 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key. There is no rain date for this event.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.