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City Sand, an annual sand sculpture competition that began in 1989 at Harborplace, returns to the Inner Harbor. The legacy event, which supports Baltimore Architecture Foundation, will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 11am-3pm at the Harborplace Amphitheatre between the two Harborplace Pavilions.

Teams of local architects, design professionals and builders will be provided with an area of sand approximately 10’ x 10’ x 1’ thick ( 3.7 cubic yards) in which to build on the theme of “Celebrating Baltimore's Neighborhoods." The creations will be judged that day by a distinguished panel of experts. The winning team will receive the “coveted” Golden Pail filled with Inner Harbor prizes. The public will also get to vote for their favorite with a “People’s Choice” winner being announced.

Each team is to provide its own forms, shovels, tools, buckets, etc.. No power tools, paint, additives, armatures, frameworks or accessories are allowed. Sand and water only. Water is available at the site. Only 12 teams will be able to participate, with a maximum of 8 people per team.

Since space is limited, teams will be assigned in order of receipt of registration. Register no later than Friday, May 31, 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Hudson, Communications Manager for Baltimore Architecture Foundation - 410.625.2585x102, [email protected].

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Refund Policy

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