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Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest Results

Dragons and other mythical monsters appeared as if by magic and sandcastles climbed skyward during the 53nd annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle contest June 9. Teams of masters and amateurs of all ages competed to see whose creation would win top honors and the results delighted an estimated crowd of several thousand.

Enormous shapes and structures emerged from the sand over the course of just a handful of hours, as teams of masters and amateurs alike constructed remarkable castles and creatures near Haystack Rock hoping to win the judges’ favor with their work. Teams are measured on everything from adherence to the rules to things like enthusiasm and teamwork. Judges look for teams to only have the allowed number of members and to only utilize materials that can be found on the beach. Ideally, winning teams are pushing the boundaries of the imagination and what can be done built out of sand.

Winning teams constructed a variety of sculptures ranging from satirical to beastly in nature. Top Masters team Form Finders gave life to the ‘Reverse Safari,’ as they called it, building a Giraffe and Lion, both in a jeep invading a campground.

Below is the complete list of winners and be sure to save the date for next year’s contest on June 8, 2019.

2018 Winners

Masters (See Image Gallery Below for Photos)

First: Mai Tai Crew

Second: Team Tie Dye

Third: The Jessops

Large Group

First: Team Pug Love

Second: Sand Dollars

Third: Pickle Puffin

Small Group

First: JJ Sands

Second: Tidywild Things

Third: The Climbing Pizookies


First: Sisters Doing it Together

Second: Gremblo's Mr. Sandman

Third: Sea Turtles


First: Dragons

Second: Mocking Jays

Third: Flying Seas

Sand Fleas

All teams are winners!

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