The 57th Annual Great Sandcastle Contest on Carmel Beach

The 57th Annual Great Sandcastle Contest on Carmel Beach


END OF THE DAY. AND JUST FINISHING UP NOT TOO LONG AGO, THE 57TH ANNUAL SANDCASTLE COMPETITION ON CARMELrt BEACH. WE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH SOME CONTESTANTS, AND OF COURSE, SEE SOME OF THE BEST SANDCASTLE ART AROUND THE COUNTRY.rt IT MAY SEEM LIKE ANOTHER DAY OF WORRY FREE RELAXATION AT CARMEL BEACH SATURDAY, BUT LOOK A LITTLE CLOSER AND YOU’D FIND OUTrt THERE WAS A RACE TO BUILD THE BEST SANDCASTLE.>>WE STARTED AT 7:00. WE STARTED LOADING UP OUR GEAR AND STARTED MAKINGrt OUR SAND PACKS.>>FOUR HOURS IS WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO AT THIS POINT. CHRISTOPHER: IT’S THE 57TH ANNUAL SANDCASTLE COMPETITION AT CARMEL BEACH. >>THIS YEAR, THE THEME IS LINES IN THE SAND, WHICHrt LEAVES IT PRETTY WIDE OPEN. CHRISTOPHER: FROM A SAND OCTUPUS, A MERMAID, A WHALE, SEVERAL STRUCTURES, THErt CREATIVITY OF THESE SAND ARTISTS WAS ON FULL DISPLAY, AND SOMEONE EVEN TAKING THE THEME FEDERAL. rt>>I THOUGHT OF THREE DIMENSIONAL ART WHERE ARTISTS CREATE THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE AND CREATE AN IMAGE ON BUILDINGS AND THINGS, SO I FIGURED MAYBE WE CAN CREATE THE BUILDINGS AND ARRANGE THEM JUST SO TrtHAT THEY MAKE THE WORDS LINES. CHRISTOPHER: THE RULES ARE PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. YOU CAN USE ANYTHING ON THE BEACH TO BUILD YOUR CREATION AND DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO IMPRESS THE JUDGES.rt>>WE JUDGE ON QUALITY OF DESIGN, THE USE OF NATUALrt MATERIALS, BEST BRIBERY, BUT YOU CAN BRIBE WITH FOOD AND FOOT MASSAGES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. IT MAKES IT FUN FOR THE JUDGES AND ALSO FOR THE CONTESTANTS.rt CHRISTOPHER: AND EVERYONE IS LOOKING TO WALK AWAY WTIH THE ULTIMATE PRIZE.>>THE BIG PRIZE THAT EVERYBODY WANTS IS THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. CHRISTOPHER: OTHERS SAY, WIN ORrt LOSE, DAYS LIKE THIS AT THE BEACH BRING BACK MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD.>>WE KIND OF DO THIS IN MEMORY OF MY DAD. WE GREW UP IN SAN DIEGO ANDrt HE WOULD ALWAYS TAKE US ON

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