Press Releases

Alexa Parisella
Springboard Public Relations
732-863-1900 ext. 200

For Immediate Release:

Less Than One Week Until the 25th Annual NJ Sandcastle Contest

Belmar, NJ (July 7, 2011) – Next Wednesday, July 13th more than 10,000 people are expected to gather at Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach to commence the 25th Annual NJ Sandcastle Contest. Registration starts at 8:00AM and the sand sculpting will go until 12:00PM. The event is free and ideal for all ages, making it one of the Jersey Shore’s largest attractions on the beach.

Throughout the entire contest, there will be giveaways, snacks, drinks, music, and much more. Whether attending as a participant or a spectator, 18th Avenue Beach will be the place to be on July 13th. This fun-filled day offers families, friends, and day camps a free, safe summer activity that everyone can enjoy!

This year, a number of great sponsors are providing donations, giveaways, and products for the prize packages. They include:  D’Jais Beachcomber Bar & Grill, B&B Trophies, Belmar Parasail, Gymboree, Herr’s, Pro Skateboard Shop, Seaglass Dreams, Teddy Bears by the Seashore, Six Flags, Sysco Food, Taylor Hardware, UTZ, Whole Foods Market, JackRabbit Toys, SandTools, Sunsations, Vitamin Water, and The Breeze just to name a few.   

Judging will take place from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, preceding the awards ceremony at 1:30pm. Trophies and prize packages will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in six categories: 7 & under, 8-11, 12-15, 16 & up, Day Camps and Families. A prize will also be awarded to the “Best on the Beach.”

About NJ Sandcastle Contest

The NJ Sandcastle Contest is New Jersey’s largest sand-sculpting event for the past 25 years. Each year, this event draws thousands of participants and spectators from all over the state. The contest is held on 18th Avenue Beach in Belmar, NJ and is presented by The Belmar Tourism Commission, D’Jais Beachcomber Bar & Grill and Springboard Public Relations. For more information on the NJ Sandcastle Contest, visit or


For general information, sponsorship information and/or to make a prize donation to this year’s event, contact Alexa Parisella at (732) 863-1900 x200 or