The 2021 Rainbow Beach Sandcastle Competition was held on a glorious sunny morning after a week of intermittent heavy rain.
Arron from Sandshapers of Noosa had an amazing sandcastle creation well underway, thanks to The Deck, the Community News and Cooloola Coast Realty.
By 9.30, 24 teams were working hard to create masterpieces, some from as far away as Victoria.
A steady stream of onlookers made their way down to the beach who were amazed by the mermaids, sea serpents, a pyramid, turtles, crocodiles, dragons, castles, an octopus and other incredible creations.
Arron had an extremely difficult time judging, his main criteria being attention to detail and smoothness of sand.
Winning teams won $75 prize hampers:
Best sandcastle: Team Sandland
Best animal or sea creature: The Crocs
Best open: Under the Sea
People’s Choice: The Cousins
Congratulations colouring competition winners: Hazel Klekar, Charlotte Turner and Skyla Hanlon.
Food and drink was supplied by the Rainbow Beach School P&C with Steve and Jed doing a great job on the BBQ!
We also thank: Woolworths Cooloola Cove; Ed’s Beach Bakery; Creme de la Creme; Rainbow Beach Post Office; Rainbow Beach Hardware; Rainbow Beach IGA; Arcobaleno on the Beach; Soul Food Cafe; Inspire Home, Body and Health; Rainbow Beach Pizza; Events in Bell Tents; McDonalds Gympie; Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre; Love Rainbow Beach and Powers Design Ad.
Many are saying that it would be great if this could be an annual event, so keep an eye out for the next one.