Arts in Action festival sand sculpture theme sought

PORT ANGELES — Wanted: A theme for the Windermere Masters Sand Sculpture Classic at this summer’s Arts in Action festival on Port Angeles’ waterfront.

If your theme is picked by a judging committee, you’ll win $100 in Port Angeles Downtown Dollars, which can be used like cash at participating downtown merchants.

Multiple entries are allowed, but each entry must be on a separate piece of paper and mailed in its own envelope.

Mail your entry, including your name, address and phone number, to 2005 Sand Sculpture Theme, c/o Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

All entries must be postmarked by no later than Friday, April 29.

Only residents of Clallam and Jefferson counties are eligible to enter the contest.

Entries may be submitted by an individual or group.

There is no age limit for entrants.

Members of the Port Angeles Nor’wester Rotary Club, employees of Windermere Real Estate in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Ludlow, employees of the Peninsula Daily News and judging committee members — and the immediate family of the members of these four groups — are not eligible to enter the contest.

Theme rules

All entries must be mailed — not hand-delivered — and become the property of Nor’wester Rotary, organizer of the annual festival.

The winning entry will be chosen on the basis of creativity, originality and appropriateness to the festival.

In case the winning idea is suggested by more than one person, the entry with the earliest postmark will be declared the winner.

Last year’s theme was “Under the Sea,” suggested by Taylor Mills, 10-year-old daughter of June and Roger Mills of Port Townsend.

The 2003 theme was “Fairy Tale Characters.”

Themes should be broad enough to allow the sand sculptors creative license, said Doc Reiss, one of the festival’s organizers.

“The more generic, the better.” Reiss said.

“Last year we got a couple hundred ideas from area residents. One of the reasons ‘Under the Sea’ won last year was that it offered the widest interpretation by the artists.”

Nine sand sculptors from the United States and Canada will participate in the Windermere Masters Sand Sculpture Classic during the 39th annual Arts in Action on Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, at City Pier and Hollywood Beach.

Spectators will be able to watch as piles of sand come to life in intricate forms as the skilled craftsman do their work.

The sculptures will be judged, and winners will receive cash awards.

Last year’s festival featured the biggest sand sculpture display in the festival’s history.

For further information, contact Reiss at 360-582-8326.

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