23 Jan 2012

Sandcastle competition held

2:41 pm on 23 January 2012

Christchurch hosted an inaugural New Zealand sandcastle competition at the weekend.

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The event was organised by the Pegasus Bay Charitable Trust and is being held on New Brighton beach, with public competitions and displays from award-winning United States sand sculptors.

Trust spokesperson Brian Keeley hoped that having US champions showing their skills would inspire competitors to a higher standard.

Cash prizes were offered for the winning entries. About 12,000 people attended.