SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2017Spend a day on the beach surrounded by stunning creations in sand at the annual SCAD Sand Arts Festival. May 12th, 2017 on Tybee Island’s South Beach.

If you’ve never been to a sand sculpture contest, you’re in for a real treat. Not only do you get to enjoy Tybee Island’s beaches, you also get to watch talented artists create art from sand. The beautiful and intricate works these talented teams can create with sand is absolutely amazing.

“SCAD” is the Savannah College of Art and Design and the annual SCAD Sand Arts Festival has become a very popular event over the years. The festival is a sand sculpture competition between SCAD students, alumni, and faculty. Local high school students also compete but in their own category.

More than just sand castles, the SCAD Sand Arts Festival judges sand reliefs, sand sculptures, wind sculptures, and the Sand Jam. Wind sculptures are 3-dimensional creations that utilize the wind, such as a kite or kinetic sculpture. The “Sand Jam” involves competitors creating sketches for judging at the end of the day.

Contestants vie for overall and category-specific awards with cash prizes of up to $1,500!. The overall awards include the SCAD Spirit award, the SCAD Landmarks award, and the Alumni Choice. Two awards – winner and runner-up – are given in the five categories: Sand Castle, Sand Relief, Sand Sculpture, Wind Sculpture, and Sand Jam.

SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2017

Friday, May 12 – 10am to 4pm
South Beach by Tybee Pier
Tybee Island, GA
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