From mermaids to fruit bowls, sand sculptors get creative on Edmonds Beach

Helen Varey and Leah Jarvik with their mermaid sculpture. (Photos by Emily Woodbury)

It was a beautiful day for making a sand sculpture, and Edmonds Marina Beach was filled with competitors vying for one of six Golden Bucket awards handed out in Monday’s annual Edmonds Sand Sculpting Contest put on by Edmonds Parks and Recreation.

Fifty-two teams signed up to compete for the buckets filled with saltwater taffy, donated by event sponsor Nama’s Candy Store.  Two awards were given in the Family Sand Sculpture Category since it had the most entries.

Family Sandcastle Category – Team Natalie & Taylor created Beauty & the Beast Castle (Taylor, age 7, Woodinville; Natalie, 4, Lynnwood; Victoria, 2, Lynnwood; Agatha, 2, Lynnwood and family)

Fruit Bowl winners, from left: Steve Bartlow, Stefani Millard, Micah Millard and Tyler Millard

Family Sand Sculpture Category – Team Millard Family & Grandpa created Fruit Bowl (Millard Family from Marysville and Grandpa Steve from Lynnwood)

Lizard creators Mike O'Day, Rory O'Day, Connor Hazel, Steve Hazel, Sam Galus, Chris Arthur and Derek DeLizo.

Family Sand Sculpture Category – Team O’Day created Giant Lizard (Connor, 16, Brier; Rory, 15, Brier; Derek, 15, Lynnwood; Chris, 15 Lynnwood, Sam, 15 Brier; Mike, 48, Brier; and Steve, 45, Brier)

Kids 14+ Sand Sculpture Category – Team 22 Ditches created Sunbathing Woman with Mosaic Bikini (Helen, 14, Seattle and Leah, 14, Seattle)

Starfish winners Roni Flynn, Joe Flynn and Jacob Krehen.

Kids 13 & Under Sand Sculpture Category – Team Terrace Park Terrors created Giant Starfish (Roni Flynn 9, Edmonds; Jacob Krehen, 11, Lynnwood and Joe Flynn, 11, Edmonds)

Kids 13 & Under Sandcastle Category – Team Beckett created The Fortress (Beckett, 12, Edmonds)

Theodor Suciu with his reptile teeth sculpture.


S.S. Friendship entry created by the Phillips family, the Salazar family, the Carter family, the Peterson family, the Van Avery family and the Moquin family.

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