The 22nd annual East Hampton Sandcastle Contest was held on Saturday on Atlantic Beach in Amagansett, and despite overcast skies, plenty showed up to show their skills when it goes to carving objects out of sand.
There were five groups for participants to enter in: Sand Fleas for children up to age 8 with one adult leader; Sand Hoppers for ages 9-15; Sand Tribes for families; Sand Shapers for adults and Sand Pros for professionals.
The money raised through registration fees, sale of tee-shirts, merchandise and other donations go to helping a variety of charitable causes promoted and assisted by The Clamshell Foundation.
Here are the winners:
Sand Fleas (Up to 8 years old):
1st Place: Quiana, Lucas and Jackson Rode, Hunter Hemingway and JD Uribe
2nd Place: Luke and Darryl Schaffer
3rd Place: Greg Shields, Liam and Mia and Lauren
Sand Hoppers (9-15 years old):
1st Place: Kyle Malisee and Brett MacDonald
2nd Place: Ava, Lyla and Sadie Foreman, Chloe Haines and Mia Juneja
3rd Place: Zachary Schisgal and the Fireplace Gang
Sand Tribes (Families):
1st Place: Lois Nilsen, Lars, Karin, Kris, Erika, and Annalicia
2nd Place: Jake Magaldi, Julia, Will, Mom and Dad
3rd Place: Ella, Grace, Emily and Ken – the Ivory D’s
Sand Shapers (Adults):
1st Place: Salty Steve, Placido, Chi Chi, Wendy, Judi and Isabel
2nd Place: Paul Green
3rd Place: Caroline Lang
Sand Pros (You know who you are):
1st Place: Tom and Beth Tailer, Hannah and thomas Whitehall
2nd Place: Floyd, Caroline and Kate Linton, Cabb, Kyle and Lucas Capo-Hogan
3rd Place: Art Knapp
Joshua Brussell, Mascel and John Jamet
Donald, Jennifer, Claire and Emma Roane
Have photos of the sandcastles? Email Taylor.Vecsey@patch.com and we'll put together a gallery of photos.