Tuesday, August 11, 2009

2009 Sandcastle Days sculptor invite

Attention Master Sand Sculptors -

The town of South Padre Island is getting ready to announce the biggest Sand Castle Days ever and we hope you will be a part of it. This year we will invite 8 solo sculptors and 8 two-person teams - yup, that’s 24 master sculptors! to play in the sands of Isla Blanca Park, Oct. 12-19, 2009.

Each participating sculptor will receive a full week of meals and double-occupancy accommodations (either in the park cabanas or in nearby hotels/condos) as well as a $750 artist fee. And of course the chance to win some nice cash prizes:

1st - $1500
2nd - $1250
3rd - $1000

1st - $3000
2nd - $2500
3rd - $2000

Judging will be peoples choice -- just like last year.

Our sponsor - American Airlines - has generously provided us with 12 roundtrip tickets for use in the US and Canada that include $250 companion tickets. These tickets will be dispersed to our most far-flung sculptors with priority given to two sculptors who are flying from the same airport (a condition for the companion flight.) Sculptors who do not receive tickets will be given $250 towards their flight. As an example: Sculptors Don and Marybeth decide to enter the team contest. They are both flying from -- Tampa, let’s say. They would get a ticket plus $250 which would fully cover both of their flights.

(Note: AA just recently opened up operations right here in Brownsville, hurray!)

What we will need from you asap is an expression of interest, including if you wish to compete in the team or solo categories, who your team mate might be, and which airports everyone would need to fly from. We will be very interested in getting the best sculptors our donated tickets will get us, so let us know if there is a chance you could share a companion ticket with another sculptor.

We will be firming up our roster over the next week or two, so please don’t delay - thanks!

email: spisandy@gmail.com


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