Friends of Hunting Island:


sand sculpture
Hunting Island State Park Lighthouse Beach

July 2012, on the North Beach at Hunting Island State Park in front of the Lighthouse.
Come One, Come All! Calling Beaufort, Fripp & Harbor Islands, Hilton Head, Charleston, Aiken, Greenville, Savannah, Augusta, Jacksonville, Nashville, Louisiana, Virginia, and Pennsylvania (all represented in 2011!).
Last year, we had around 115 participants and 100 spectators. We expect to build 32+ grids this.
Registration at the beach will be from 12:30—1:00 PM, with people continuing to join later. Sand sculpture building commenced at 1:00 finishing up about 3:00 PM. Judging began just after 3:00, with awards at 3:30.
The Beaufort Arts Council will once again facilitate our judging. This was her fourth year. Deanna brought JW and Jenny Rone, Executive Director and Development Director for the Arts Council of Beaufort to be additional judges. They did a very thorough and professional job that required creativity and flexibility in the judging. The judges awarded ribbons for first and second place in each category. Following the photo shoot of all winners were asked to place their ribbons on their sculpture so that all could see who won. This was a request from spectators last year. We also passed out Certificates for 1st and 2nd as well as coloring books for the kids. Our Best In Show received a $25.00 gift certificate to Boondocks Restaurant, who are always very supportive of FOHI.
Each contestant received a button with the Great Sand Sculpture Contest logo which includes the FOHI Logo. Also we passed out a package including literature which the Nature Center put together for us. It included an Animal Tracks Guide, a Shell Guide, and the Ranger Quest Activity Book. The kids as well as the adults really enjoyed these.


Prizes awarded in each of several age and group categories

Location: On the Beach in front of the Lighthouse
- Listen to the Heritage Steel Band playing Beach Music during the contest

Date: Saturday - July 28, 2012

Time: 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
- Noon/Register at the Beach 3:30/Award presentations

Tools Permitted: Hand and sculpting tools including: buckets, shovels, sand scoops, carving tools, putty knives, spray bottles for water, kitchen utensils, scrapers, strainers rakes, etc.

Materials: Use only natural materials found on or near the beach. Decorations such as shells, reeds, and small rocks may be used. No artificial decorations or materials are permitted (exception: category #5 below).


1) Sand Fleas (up to 8 years old — Must have an adult as a leader)
2) Sand Hoppers (ages 9 —15)
3) Sand Tribes (families)
4) Sand Shapers (adult or small team of adults)

Judging: Based on Originality, Composition and Technique

secemail(); Phone: (843)838-0822
or Cyndi Follrich, Director At Large, Phone: (843)592-2322