Win cash at 33rd annual Birch Bay sand sculpture contest


Last year’s sand sculpture competition at Birch Bay was the biggest yet.

By Oliver Lazenby

Sand artists will be sculpting for cash all weekend at the  Birch Bay sand sculpture competition.

The event, hosted by the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce, is entering its 33rd year. The chamber is offering  $5,000 in cash for the best sand sculptures by high school students. Students from throughout the state are invited to participate in four-person teams.

Other divisions will compete for trophies.

High school, business and children’s division will compete on Saturday, July 23. Masters (teams of up to 10 people) families, and nonprofits will sculpt on Sunday.

For more information on rules, entry fees and registration, visit

The event is located on the beach, at 7930 Birch Bay Drive.

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