There were two "creatures" entered in the contest, the turtle and the whale, although someone might have to explain the carrot to me...
(Note the smile on the whale's face, made of stones... so cute...)
I suspect the Holleran grandkids made those penants at home and brought them along to the beach in anticipation of needing a little color... and it looked great!
The Connelly clan also added color to their castle in the form of painted seashells - I'm telling you, these kids get more creative every year!
The Wolf grandkids went with an Olympic theme, writing USA with seaweed and decorating with found objects.
I'm not sure who built the hot-tub replica, but I'll bet it would be fun to hang out in that when the tide comes in and fills it!
Big Congrats to all the participants and all the judges! Great job to everyone - and see you all next year! Can't wait to see what you think up for the next contest!