2017 Sandcastle Classic Award Winners

THANK YOU for making this year’s Classic truly special! Aside from incredible sand sculptures, a successful fundraiser, and smiling students, we enjoyed excellent turnout and perfect weather conditions. Congratulations to our winning teams:

Best in Show – Golden Shovel: Sandy Bucket Brigade

Best in Show – Silver: Dolphin Knights

Best in Show – Bronze: Sandstorm Troopers

Top Fundraising Team: Sandy Bucket Brigade

Best T-Shirt: Knights of the Bay

Best Site Sign: Emperors of Sand

Best Student Participation: Dolphin Knights

2016 Sandcastle Classic Award Winners

Leap’s 34th Annual Sandcastle Classic returned to Ocean Beach on 10/15/16, and 27 teams comprised of architects, builders, designers and students took to the beach, cheered on by hundreds of spectators. This year’s theme was “Makers and Movers,” and there was no shortage of creative and show-stopping interpretations including: a Thingamabobatron, moon rovers, space ships, octopi and more. Check out photos from the 34th Annual Sandcastle Classic on Leap’s Facebook and Flickr Pages.

Best in Show: Wave Makers

Audio Visual Design Group
BKF Engineers
Interface Engineering
Taylor Design
Truebeck Construction
Lafayette Elementary School

The event’s highest honor, Best in Show, went to team “Wave Makers.” Their castle featured animatronic dolphins cresting in the waves controlled by a remote device.

Photo Credit: James Knox (photo below)

Wave Makers

  Photo Credit: Anar Seyf (photo below)

Wave Makers

Best in Show Silver: The Musketeers (photo below)

Blanco Architecture
HKS, Inc.
Moroso Construction
Paradigm Floors
Claire Lilienthal School

The Musketeers

Best in Show Bronze: MakerSAND Movers (photo below)

Siegel & Strain Architects
Clark Construction
Holmes Culley
McMillen Jacobs Associates
Berkley Maynard Academy

MakerSAND Movers

Top Fundraising Team and People’s Choice Award: The Roller Coast-ers

Ratcliff Architects
Van Ness and Geary Hospital Project
Saint Luke’s Hospital Project
Hillcrest Elementary School

Photo Credit: Rose Hartley (photo below)

The Roller Coast-ers

Best Participation of Students: Silicon Beach

Butler Armsden Architects
Clayton Timbrell & Company
Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design
Strandberg Engineering
Commodore Sloat Elementary School

Photo Credit: James Knox (photo below)

Silicon Beach

Best Site Sign: DuneBuggies

Rudolph and Sletten
Rutherford + Chekene
WRNS Studio
West Portal Elementary

Photo Credit: Anar Seyf (photo below)

Dune Buggies

Best Team T-Shirt: SandBlasters

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Clarendon JBBP Elementary School

Photo Credit: James Knox (photo below)


2015 Sandcastle Classic Award Winners

Leap’s 33rd Annual Sandcastle Classic returned to Ocean Beach on October 10, 2015 and 25 teams comprised of architects, builders, designers and students took to the beach, cheered on by hundreds of spectators. You can view more photos from the event on Leap’s Facebook and Flickr page.
Sand Shovels Action Best in Show Leap Sandcastle 2015

Top Fundraising Team and People’s Choice Award: team Alice in WonderSAND
Hillcrest Elementary School
Ratcliff Architects
St. Luke’s Hospital Project

Sweeping the Sandcastle Classic in 2015, team Alice in WonderSAND won three of the top contest awards. With the overwhelming majority of votes from a community-wide poll, Alice in WonderSAND was awarded the People‘s Choice AwardThey also won the Top Fundraising Team award after raising $42,833; making them the highest grossing team in the contest’s history!

Alice in WonderSAND 2015 Leap Sandcastle

Best in Show: team Sand, Shovels, Action!
John Yehall Chin Elementary School
Architectural Resources Group
Coffman Engineers, Inc
Marchetti Group

The event’s highest honor, Best in Show, went to team Sand, Shovels, Action!, who created a fantastic sculpture that incorporated drawings from the students along a film reel. (photo below)

Sand, Shovel, Action 2015 Leap Sandcastle

Best in Show Silver: team Alice in WonderSAND (photo below)
Alice in WonderSAND

Best in Show Bronze: team EHDD/Nibbi:
Junipero Serra Elementary School
Nibbi Brothers
(photo below)

Best Team T-Shirt: team Sand Droids:
Gordon J. Lau Elementary School
Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers Inc.
Dougherty + Dougherty
Kwan Henmi
Sundt Construction
Photo Credit: Alan Musgrove (photo below)
Best T Shirt Sand Droids2

Best Participation of Students: team HED + AEI+ XL Construction:
Dianne Feinstein Elementary
AEI Engineers
Harley Ellis Devereaux
 XL Construction
Photo Credit: Alex McNally (photo below)
Best Participation of Leap Kids1 HED

Best Site Sign: team Sub Tidals:
  Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila
Novo Construction
Photo Credit: Arunsankar Muralitharan (photo below)
Best Site Sign Sub Tidals Arunsankar_Muralitharan_Sand_Castle_2015-78