Community Events

Sculpture and Sandcastle Day

48TH ANNUAL
SANDCASTLE AND SCULPTURE CONTEST

Thank you for joining us this summer!

Hundreds of spectators and 52 contestants come out every year to participate in this classic summer event: the Annual Sandcastle and Sculpture Contest hosted by the Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. The event at Jetties Beach celebrated its 48th year! It is always a delightful family oriented event and the weather co-operated with sunny skies and a lovely breeze.


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Nantucket Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

…last year's winners were….

People’s Choice Award

“NanSea the Sconset Mermaid”
by The Beach Bums
Alysa, Michael, and Lois Stone


Grand Prize

“T-Rex”
By Team Heros
Kate Bowen, Jake Knowles, Alea & Rubin Bowen-Knowles


Youth Category

1st Prize
Bird Castle

By Team “Three Cardinals”
Romy Kim, Callahan & Farrell Grieg

2nd Prize
The Village

By Team Waterspout
Kaliana Flores

3rd Prize
Sankaty Light

By Team Rogers
Ailsa Rogers


Family Category

1st Prize
“T-Rex”
By Team Heros
Kate Bowen, Jake Knowles, Alea & Rubin Bowen-Knowles

2nd Prize
“NanSea the Sconset Mermaid”
By The Beach Bums
Alysa, Michael, and Lois Stone

3rd Prize
“The Super Mermaid”
By Team: The Stars
Lauren, Lilly, & Nicholas Truono


Adult Category

1st Prize
“Nantucket Sleigh Ride”
By Team Driftwood
Joe, Jen, Andrew & Chris Fertucci

2nd Prize
“Jettie’s Jeep”
BY Team Petrella
Christine, Christopher, Nicholas, & Katherine Petrell

3rd Prize
“Sandtopia”
By Team Pearl Farmers
Jocelyn Brick, Kelly Reid, Michael Verville & Cecilia Traynham

Article in NANTUCKET CURRENT
by JohnCarl McGrady • Aug 01, 2022
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