Beautiful beach day fuels sand castle contest creativity

More than 100 teams were expected to take part in the 39th annual Rehoboth Sand Castle Contest on Saturday.

The contest drew lots of artists and even more spectators to enjoy a nice September beach day.

Using only items found along the beach, contestants of all ages built their creations along Rehoboth Beach between Delaware Ave. and Laurel Ave. While there were some traditional castles built, others strayed far from the traditional with cars, an octopus and even a teddy bear taking shape along the beach.

Entries were judged on structural engineering, use of materials, imagination, and overall aesthetic appeal. The competition has been held by the Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce for the past 39 years.

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