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Sandcastle Hout Bay registration


To make the competition fair and fierce there are a range of categories to enter:

  1. Family teams (Up to 4 Adults and 4 Children per team)
  2. Adults only teams (Up to 6 Adults, but min of 2 adults per team)
  3. Small kids 6 - 10 yrs (Up to 6 per team, no adult assistance is allowed or team will be disqualified)
  4. Big kids 11 - 18 yrs (Up to 6 per team, no adult assistance is allowed or team will be disqualified)
  5. Corporate Challenge (Up to 6 Adults)
  6. Sonwabile (Sponsored Teams - 6 per team plus 2 adult supervisors, who might not build)
  7. Inter-School Challenge (6 Children per team)
  8. Professionals (Professional Sculptures - 6 per team


Adults R 50 each
Children R 30 each
Corporate Team R 1500 per team (maximum 6 adults per team)
Brand a plot R 1500 (4x4m)
Sonwabile Team R 2000 per team (maximum 8 children or 6 adults per team)
Inter-School Challenge R 500 per team  (maximum 8 children per team)
Professionals R 50 per adult (maximum 6 adults per team)


  • Register on the day (Saturday 9 March, 2019) on the Chapman's Peak side of Hout Bay Beach
  • Registration is at 9:00 am - 10:00am.
  • Pay with cash only
  • Take your flag and mark your site
  • Start building at 10:00am. Building ends at 12:00pm
  • Relax, eat and drink while the judges make their decision
  • Enjoy the prize-giving and raffle draw between 13:15 pm and 2:30 pm
  • Take your children, belongings and litter home with you!
  • Leave only your sandy masterpiece and footprints for all to enjoy



  • Adult teams may consist of a max. of 6, but minimum of 2 adults.
  • Corporate teams may have a max. of 6 team members.
  • Family teams may consist of no more than 2 adults and 4 children.
  • Children's teams age 6 – 10 or age 11 to 18 must build without the assistance of adults. Max 6 per team.
  • Small children 0 - 5 years must join a family team
  • Inter-School teams may only have max 8 children per team
  • Professionals max 6 per team.
  • Teams will register and be given a numbered, colour coded flag and wristband.
  • Teams may start building at 10h00 and must finish by 12h00.
  • Only items found in nature (on the beach) may be used as part of the materials and décor of the sandcastle
  • Builders may bring buckets, spades, water sprays to assist with building
  • Upon completion, each team must plant their flag on top of their castle and stay with the castle until it has been judged.
  • Judging of completed castles from 12h00.
  • Judging must be completed by 13h00.
  • Prize giving will take place approx 13h15.
  • Judges will affix a sticker to the flag of each castle once it has been judged.



  • Originality of concept out of 10
  • Artistic execution out of 10
  • Technical difficulty out of 10
  • Carving technique out of 10
  • Use of space out of 10


The highest total mark out of 50 in each category will decide the winners & runners up!     The Judges decision is final.


For further information about registration contact Valley Pre-primary School on 021 790 1540 or email


Become a Sponsor

Calling ALL businesses -  big and small -  to support the Valley Pre-Primary Sandcastle Competition and invest in Education!


  • Cash sponsorship in return for branding rights, sandcastle site and marketing exposure.
  • R40,000 and up to Own the Beach!
  • R10,000 upward for prime position branding
  • Enter a team in the corporate category – brand your site and team – R1500 a team
  • Sponsor a Sonwabile development team - brand your site and team – R2000 a team – a perfect CSI opportunity
  • Donate prizes and items for goodie bags – we need lots of prizes suitable for adults, families and children of all ages