Sandcastle Competition To Be Held On Sept 2nd

August 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Sandcastle Competition will be held on Saturday, September 2.

A spokesperson said, “This is the big family event you have been waiting all summer for on Horseshoe Bay Beach. The organizers of the competition aim to bring joy and community spirit to the island with a perfect highlight to the end of summer.

“Sign up and entry is free, so gather your friends and family and sign up today at for the chance to win some amazing prizes.

“Top prize, open to all entries, is ‘Best on the Beach’ at $1,000, sponsored by Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery.

“Contestants in the adult, family, and teenager categories will be competing for cash prizes of:

  • 1st – $500
  • 2nd – $400
  • 3rd – $300

“The children’s category is being sponsored this year by Gorham’s, who will be offering gift cards in the above mentioned amounts to each winning team.

Bermuda Sandcastle Competition September 2 2023

“Tourist prizes, generously sponsored by the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, are as follows:

  • 1st prize: Two night stay in a Signature Room at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
  • 2nd prize: 90 minute massage of your choice at Exhale Spa
  • 3rd prize: Champagne Brunch for two at Crown & Anchor

“A very special honorable mention prize is being offered this year. Bermuda Sandcastle Competition is excited to be collaborating with the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, who have offered complimentary tickets to the Bermuda Championship PGA Tournament at Port Royal Golf Course in October.

“Ten of the 40 sign up spots have already been filled, so we are encouraging any teams eager to enter to sign up soon. Our favorite overseas sculptor, Pete Faverio, returns from Delaware to defend his ‘Best on the Beach’ title.

“If you want to sign up but aren’t sure how to build the sandcastle of your dreams, don’t worry; the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition is offering free workshops.

“These free workshops will take place at Horseshoe Bay Beach on the following evenings:

  • Saturday, August 26th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 30th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 31st from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

“In these tutorials, participants will learn how to create masterpieces in sand from past champions. The workshops are offered not only for entrants needing a refresher course, but also for anyone looking to try something new. No experience or artistic ability required.

“Anyone wanting to attend the workshops should send an email to to reserve a spot. We will have buckets and tools set aside for each registered group. Additional tools can be found at our sponsor Gorham’s; check out their website at

“For those unable to make the workshops, you can check out our free tutorial video at to see how it’s done.

“Competitors must check in between 9:30am and noon on the day of the competition and building will commence at 10.00am. Each team will be assigned a building plot of 8 feet by 8 feet and will be supplied with a 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 John Barritt & Son. All sandcastle building tools must be downed by 4.00pm, at which time the judges will arrive on the beach to commence judging. The panel of judges includes Jamal Hart, Tim Morrison, Manager at the Hamilton Princess Hotel, and Arden Vickers from the Butterfield Bermuda Championship .

“The Bermuda Sandcastle Competition is a non-profit event and relies wholly on the generous sponsorship of EVEREN, The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellry, Gorham’s Ltd., the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, and beverages are provided by John Barritt & Son.”

Tim Morrison, General Manager of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, said, “We are delighted to be able to support the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition once again. This competition has become a staple for the Bermudian summer and year after year is a wonderful way for friends, families of both locals and visitors to celebrate the beauty of Horseshoe Bay beach while having some fun in the sun.

We look forward to seeing the creative pink sand concepts that this year’s event will bring.”

Alexandra Mosher, Owner of Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellry, said, “Could there be a more beautiful place to create community art than Bermuda’s beloved Horseshoe Beach? It’s wonderful to experience locals and visitors coming together to design sculptural masterpieces in pink sand, while soaking up the sun at the water’s edge.

“We’re thrilled to be sponsors of this incredible event and look forward to witnessing each design emerge on September 2nd.”

EVEREN spokesperson Karyn Peixoto said, “EVEREN is proud to continue our partnership and support of the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition. The annual competition is a great way of fostering community spirit and cultural togetherness while also encouraging healthy good natured rivalry between competitors.

“Creating a masterpiece in the pink sands of the beautiful Horseshoe Bay Beach is a great way to bring the summer season to a close. We encourage everyone to grab your buckets, sculpting tools, and sunscreen and join with the community for the annual family friendly event that is the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition.

A spokesperson for John Barrit & Son Ltd said, “John Barrit & Son Ltd is happy to provide free refreshments for the participants and hope that everyone enjoys the event.”

Hannah Emmerson, organizer of the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition, said, “We are so very grateful to our generous sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. We hope that the public will join us on the beach for a fun event that the whole family can enjoy.”

The spokesperson said, “For more information, updates, and inspiration, please go to The Bermuda Sandcastle Competitions Facebook page or Instagram @bermudasandcastle or our website. Any questions about the event can be sent to”

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