6th February 2018

Professional and amateur sand carving / sculpturing teams and Individuals will compete to win Trophies and Prizes.

There are four competitions

  1. Family Teams Competition: for family teams of up to a maximum of six people to be made up of 2 adults and 4 children or 1 adult and 5 children, not necessary from the one family, can be any combination as long as there are a maximum of 6 people in a team. An adult is a person 18 years of age and over.
  2. Kids-n-Kastles Competition: is open for individual children 12 years of age and under
  3. Adult Teams Competition: is open for teams of up to 6 people to compete
  4. Individual Competition: Open to all Adults to compete individually.  All competitions are divided into three categories, you choose which one of the three categories you wish to sculpture your sandcastle into. Choose from the following:
    • Castles of Your Mind
    • Creatures of the Sea
    • Kiwiana

Important Times for Family Teams

Check-In: 8:30am – 9:30am
Sandcastle Building: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Judging: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Presentations: between 3:00pm and 3:30pm

Important Times for Adult Teams and Individual Competition

Check-In: 8:30am – 9:30am
Sandcastle Building: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Judging: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Presentations: between 3:00pm and 3:30pm

Important Times for Kids-N-Kastles competition

Check-In: 8:30am – 10-00am
Sandcastle Building: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Judging: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Presentations: between 1:00pm and 1:30pm

In the Family Teams, the Adult Teams and the Individual competition the best sculpture from all competitions and all Categories will then go forward to be judged the SUPREME winner of the THIRD New Zealand Sandcastle Competition.
The SUPREME winner will receive the OZTRAIL New Zealand Sandcastle Competition Trophy and the Oztrail prize pack. Go to our Prizes page to see what you could win!