In honor of the Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest celebrating its 25th anniversary, here’s a slideshow of some of the most impressive creations to grace the boardwalk over the last few years. This Saturday, contest organizers are expecting more participants than any previous year, according to a press release sent by Brooklyn Community Services, which hosts the event with Astella Development Corporation.
So far, 175 people have registered, and last year the Parks Department estimated that more than 10,000 people attended the event. Prizes are offered in seven different categories.
The contest starts at noon, but online registrants can arrive at 11 a.m. to begin their sculptures. Judging starts at 3 p.m.. and the winners will be announced at 4:30. All donations support continued rebuilding efforts in Coney Island following Superstorm Sandy.