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AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
Gold Bucket Winner 'Finding Gory' by Kirksey. Courtesy AIA Houston
AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
Silver Shovel Winner 'SandNuts: Curse You Sand Baron' by Sand Castlers. It also won for tallest entry at 16.5 feet. Courtesy AIA Houston
AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
Bronze Shovel Winner 'All Your Junk Are Belong to Us' by Gensler + Harvey. Courtesy AIA Houston
AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
Honorable Mention 'Game of Bones' by Team ZCA. Courtesy AIA Houston
AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
Honorable Mention 'The Jungle Book' by BGA-HOAR. Courtesy AIA Houston
AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
Best Houston-centric 'Urban Octopus' by HOK/Tellepsen. Courtesy AIA Houston
AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
'Mad Thomas' by Stantec. Courtesy AIA Houston
AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
'How To Train an Architect' Courtesy AIA Houston
AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
The 30th annual sandcastle competition is billed as the largest amateur competition in the world. Courtesy AIA Houston