Participation is free, and registration starts at 9 a.m. and runs through 11 a.m.
Judging starts at 12 noon and there will be an awards ceremony at 1 p.m.
The contest has three categories:
- Ages 12 years and under
- Ages 13 years and over
Judges award points for design originality, detail, neatness and technique. Castles and sculptures must consist of only sand, although wood, rocks and shells found on the beach on the day of the contest may be used as decorations. No glass or live animals may be used.