Mark your calendars for May 2nd for the 37th annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Siesta Key. It will be held at the Public Beach. Registration starts at 8:30 am and you have until 1 pm when the judging starts. There are both youth and adult categories and cash prizes are awarded.
I’m always amazed at the creativity of people when it comes to sand sculpting. Last year I saw many people on the beach, just before the contest, in the evenings after they got off from work, or on the weekends, practicing their techniques for the sand sculpture contest. They didn’t simply use a bucket and shovel, either, although a bucket and a shovel was always part of the tools. They had kitchen containers of all shapes and sizes, plaster scrapers, kitchen utensils, and spray bottles of salt water to keep the sand firm.
Good luck to all who enter and send me your pictures that I can post.