Minnesota Point sand modeling contest returns

Participants have through Sunday to create their best sculpture along the beach.

Les Harrison creates a race car in the sand during the Annual Park Point Sand Modeling Contest in 2016. (File/News Tribune)

Dig out your sandbox tools and prepare for a safe socially distanced competition.

The city of Duluth's Parks and Recreation Division announced it will host a sand modeling contest from Thursday, July 16, to Sunday, July 19. Participants will have four days day create their grandest sand sculpture on Minnesota Point, according to a news release.

Participants are asked to spread out along Minnesota Point to allow for social distancing when building their work of sand art. Participants are asked to share a photo with Duluth Parks and Recreation on Facebook or Instagram or via email,, when completing the challenge.

The sculptures will be judged Monday. The first-place winner will receive a $50 program voucher, second place a $20 voucher and third place a $10 voucher. Winners will be notified via the platform through which they submitted. Creativity, size and varied use of materials will be criteria for judgement.

Participants are also asked to fill in holes when finished and to be mindful of the size of holes. They are also asked to not use beach grass when building a model.

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