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Photos: the Creative Time Sandcastle Competition 2013 (slide show)

Families came out to this second annual contest on Rockaway Beach to check out the sun, surf and some incredible sandcastles.

Nothing says summer like building sandcastles at the beach, a classic activity that beachgoers in Rockaway, Queens, saw taken to new heights at the Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition on Friday, August 9. The shoreside extravaganza kicked off with beachy fun at noon, and at 2pm a group of select artists got to work building their sandcastles and competing for prizes. Observers also joined in the fete, snacking on fare from local food vendors and testing out their own sand-sculpting skills by the ocean. Click through the photos below for a look at some of the masterpieces and the good times enjoyed by all. If you missed out on the fun, no worries: The annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest takes place on Saturday, August 17.


 


  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

  • Photograph: Alvina Lai

    Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition

Photograph: Alvina Lai

Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition


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