Great Sand Sculpture Contest Attracts 35 Teams to Granada Beach
2013-08-06 · By Editor
The Great Sand Sculpture Contest is a Long Beach tradition and one of the city’s most popular summer events. Rotaract Long Beach hosts the free, community festival features sand sculpting, arts and crafts and live music. The 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest will take place August 10-11, 2013 at Granada Beach, with all proceeds benefiting the Long Beach Library Foundation. The theme of this year’s event is “Sculpting Literacy in your Community.”
Last year, more than 10,000 people attended the contest. This year’s event is projected to attract even more participants and attendees.
New this year, Rotaract welcomes seven top professional sculptors from around the nation. On August 10th, Professional sculptors will go head-to-head, sculpting artwork depicting this year’s theme of “Literacy in your Community.” Thanks to generous contributions from the Long Beach Sea-Festival and the Port of Long Beach, cash prizes will be awarded for the best professional sculptors.
On Sunday, August 11th, Rotaract welcomes over 35 registrants for this year’s community competition on August 11th, sponsored by iconic drink-brand Koolaid. Winning teams are awarded prizes sponsored by local business owners.
Proceeds from the Great Sand Sculpture Contest will benefit the Long Beach Library Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization raising donations to support the programs, collections, services and programs of Long Beach Public Library. Rotaract Long Beach is asking all event participants and attendees to contribute either a monetary donation or one used or new book to support the LBPLF in their mission of providing support to enhance the Long Beach Public Library and encourage literacy and education for all members of the community.