2017 Sandcastle Rules – Masters Category
1 – OFFICIAL CONTEST TIME 8AM TO 2PM, unless otherwise stated on the day of the event.
a) Building area (“plot”) may be entered by team members prior to 8am start to clear, clean or saturate the plot. No manipulation of sand within the building area prior to official start time. Masters Teams will be allowed to prepare form pound up work on Friday July 14th. Please email us at email@example.com for plot designation & specific hours. No sculpting is to be performed until Saturday July 15th between the “Official Contest Time” as stated above.
b) All members must stop working and exit the building area immediately at official time end.
c) The boundaries of the plot are not to be moved.
2 – TEAM MEMBERS
Masters Teams: 4 members, same 4 throughout the competition
a) Wristbands will be issued to all official team members. Wristbands must be worn throughout the competition and may not be reissued to another person after the start time.
b) There is NO limit to the number of water carriers prior to or during the competition but they MUST remain outside the building area unless identified as an official team member. Water carriers do not need a wristband.
3 – FORM ELEMENTS & TOOLS
a) All form work must be removed prior to official end time.
b) No use of adhesives or any type of preservatives allowed at any time.
c) Any natural elements (ie. plant life, sea shells, etc.) can be incorporated into the design.
d) Biodegradable color is allowed.
e) Any non-native elements (not from the beach) must be approved by competition committee prior to start of competition.
f) The use of power tools at any time prior to or during the competition is grounds for disqualification.
Any violation of these rules will be grounds for a deduction of judging points and/or a disqualification of the team from the competition.