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Competition Location & Directions

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2018 Competition Schedule

The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition will be held at the Community Park in Parksville which is located on the ocean side of Hwy 19A (exit 46), on Corfield Road in the center of town.

Event Information & Schedule
Viewing open to the public starting Friday, July 13 at 2:00 pm and will remain open from
9 am - 9 pm daily until August 19, 2018.

Competition dates July 12th - July 15th, 2018.

Thursday July 12th Thursday the sculptors build their forms, fill them with sand, pound the sand and if they are really fast they can begin carving. There is no public viewing on Thursday.
8:00 am - Pound up starts (making forms & filling them)
12:00 pm - 45 min. lunch break
12:45 pm - Pound Up and carving
4:45 pm - Competitors stop working

Friday July 13th Public viewing will begin at 2 pm.
8:00 am - Removal of forms and carving
12:00 pm - 45 min. lunch break
12:45 pm - Removal of forms and carving
2 PM - 9 PM - GATES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
4:45 pm - Competitors stop working

Saturday July 14th 9 AM - 9 PM - GATES TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
8:00 am - Carving begins
12:00 pm - 45 min. lunch break
12:45 pm - Carving continues
4:45 pm - Competitors stop working

Sunday July 15th 9 AM - 9 PM - GATES TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
8:00 am - Carving continues
12:00 pm - 45 min. lunch break
12:45 pm - Resume carving
2:45 pm - End of competition
3:00-3:30 pm - Competitors Choice Judging
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Judging by officials
5:30 pm - Announcement of winners

POUND UP will be done on Thursday and may continue on Friday if needed. Carving may begin on Thursday once the pound up is complete.

  • Soloist will receive 10 yards of sand with a 12' x 15' plot size
  • Doubles will receive 15 yards of sand with a 20' x 20' plot size.

Prize Money for 2018 - $44,100

  Double Soloist
First $5,200.00 $2,600.00
Second $4,700.00 $2,350.00
Third $4,200.00 $2,100.00
Fourth - $1,850.00
Fifth - $1,600.00
Competitor's Choice Awards $500.00 $250.00
People's Choice Awards $500.00 $250.00

Those sculptors who do not win a prize will EACH receive a $1,200 appearance fee.
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