Leap Sandcastle Contest Makes a Big Impact

Ocean Beach San Francisco, October 2016 – Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event was another big success this year. The Leap Sandcastle Contest, which has been going on for 34 years now, is a spirited competition between teams of architects, contractors, designers, engineers and local elementary school students.

Leap was established in 1979 in response to severe budget cuts in arts programs in California schools. These cuts continue to affect arts education in our schools today. Leap’s programs place professional teaching artists in classrooms to work with grades K-8. Every year, these educational programs – in music, dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts, and architecture – serve over 7,000 students in more than 40 elementary and middle schools throughout the Bay Area.

For more information on Leap, please visit http://www.leaparts.org/.

Additional photos below:

2017 – Castles, Castles, Castles!

2016 – Makers & Movers

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2016 Team “Up, Up, and A-wave”

2015 – Sand Cinema

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2015 Team “Coastbusters”

2014 – Food, Glorious Food

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2014 Team “Sands of Thyme”

2013 – Masterpieces in the Sand

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2013 Team “Sand Francisco”