Hunting Island holds annual sand sculpture contest

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Hunting Island’s Annual Sand Sculpture Contest will be held Saturday, June 18, at the lighthouse beach. Free registration starts at 10 a.m. and prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m.

This year a new award category has been included called the People’s Choice Award — everyone can vote for their favorite sculpture for $1 per vote. All money raised through the votes, and from the entire event, will benefit Friends of Hunting Island’s Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

A silent art auction will be held that includes original artwork, including paintings, prints, photographs, wreaths, and many other donated collectibles. Children can enjoy face painting and tye-dying provided by the park. A steel band will play lively beach music, and refreshments will be available.

Check Friends of Hunting Island website for more details and tips on how to win the Sand Sculpture Contest at For more information, contact Carol Corbin at 770-265-7630 or

Three-year-old Ian Benson preparing for the contest.
Three-year-old Ian Benson preparing for the contest.