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23rd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest, Coney Island. August 17, 2013. Photo © Tricia Vita via flickr

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Creators of “LOVE PERIOD.” at Sand Sculpting Contest, Coney Island. August 17, 2013. Photo © Tricia Vita via flickr

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William Sandman Petrosino with his Sculptures at Sand Sculpting Contest, Coney Island. August 17, 2013. Photo © Tricia Vita via flickr

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Creator of “Michael, the Archangel” at Sand Sculpting Contest, Coney Island. August 17, 2013. Photo © Tricia Vita via flickr

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Octopus at Sand Sculpting Contest, Coney Island. August 17, 2013. Photo © Tricia Vita via flickr

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Sand Sculpture

Sand Castle Contest, Coney Island. July 24, 2010. Photo © Bruce Handy/Coney Island Photo Diary via flickr

Coney Island’s 21st Annual Sand Sculpting Contest is tomorrow at noon. Somebody please do an artful champagne bottle and flute castle and win first prize! If you’re feeling creative, it’s not too late to register at the event, which is free of charge. Mounds of sand have been prepared for fifty sculptors.

According to the Parks Department, “In addition to amateur sand sculptors, a professional will wow spectators with an unbelievable ‘How did he do that?!’ creation in the sand, commissioned by the Aquarium.” The annual event is sponsored by Astella Development.

Thanks to Coney Island photographer Bruce Handy for his photo of this clever creature from last year’s contest.

The 21st Annual Sand Sculpting Contest and Unity Day, West 10th to West 12th Streets at the Beach, Saturday, August 6th, 12-5pm

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