Hamilton Princess & Beach Club and Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery today announced their joint title sponsorship of the 2018 Bermuda Sandcastle Competition.
Additional Sponsorship is provided by the OIL group of companies and beverage donations provided by John Barritt & Sons.
The Bermuda Sandcastle Competition, which takes place at Horseshoe Bay Beach on Saturday, September 1, will see up to 50 teams competing to create Bermuda’s best sand sculpture out of the island’s signature pink sand, for $3,500 worth of prizes.
An overall prize of $500 will be awarded to the most impressive sandcastle on the day with a further $2,500 worth of cash prizes to be won across four resident categories. Visitors can win $500 worth of gift vouchers at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, which can be used at the restaurants and bars at the resort or at the exhale spa.
The five categories in which teams can enter are:
- Children (under 12 years old)
- Teenagers (13 to 19 years old)
The visitor’s category is open to those on vacation in Bermuda at the time of the competition, whether they are staying at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, another hotel or with friends or family.
For entrants who want to have a trial run or get some tips on how to build a sandcastle, free workshops and tutorials are being offered at Horseshoe Bay Beach on the following evenings from 5:30pm:
- Saturday, August 25th
- Thursday, August 30th
- Friday, August 31st
Tim Morrison, General Manager of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition, which promises to be a fun day at the beach for both residents and visitors. This is a great way to showcase the best of Bermuda’s beaches and we look forward to seeing the finished sandcastles.”
Alexandra Mosher, Owner of Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery, added: “We are so pleased to be able to sponsor the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition. At Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery, we incorporate Bermuda’s iconic pink sand into our products, so we look forward to seeing how the teams use it to create their sand sculptures at Horseshoe Bay.”
The OIL Group of Companies Spokesperson, Gail Miller, said: “We are proud to be both associated and Sponsoring the 2018 Bermuda Sandcastle Competition. We value our involvement with this uniquely wonderful Bermuda inspired event. It’s a great way to have fun outside while celebrating a commitment to healthy, family friendly activities and an atmosphere of positive community spirit. “
Hannah Strang, Organiser of the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition, said: “We are very grateful to Alexandra Mosher, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club and the OIL group of companies for their support, without which this event would not be possible. The event will be an exciting competition for the teams involved and we encourage the public to come and see the sandcastles being built.”
The competition is free to enter, and teams can register online at www.sandcastle.bm,. Alternatively, there is an online sign-up station at Alexandra Mosher Flagship Store & Studio at 5 Front Street, Hamilton. The number of spaces for teams is limited, so early booking is encouraged. Any questions about the event can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competitors must check in between 9:30am and noon on the day and building will commence at 10am.
Each team will be assigned a building plot of 10ft by 10ft and will be supplied with a large mound of sand to work with to give them a head start. All entrants will receive free beverages on the day thanks to a long standing partnership with Barritts Ginger Beer.
All sandcastle building tools must be downed by 4pm, at which time the judges will arrive on the beach and commence judging. The panel of judges includes: Lynne Matcham – Architect, Jamal Hart from Youth Sport and Recreation, and N’zingha Ming from the BSOA gallery.
- Photos Courtesy of Keimon Lawrence