A professional entry from the Orewa competition.
Mangawhai Heads beach will host a sand sculpture building competition on Saturday, March 27, modelled on the annual Orewa sandcastle competition.
The public is invited to try their hand at sculpting a sand creation. Entry is by gold coin donation.
Proceeds will go to the Mangawhai Heads Surf Life Saving Club.
Registration will open at the beach from 10am to noon and building will take place from 1pm to 3pm.
The date has been chosen to coincide with lowest tide of the year to allow for as much sand building space as possible.
There will also be a bouncy castle, food and drink, as well as a sausage sizzle run by the club.
Real estate agent Dennis Emsley is organising and sponsoring cash prizes for the inaugural competition.
He hopes it will become an annual event that will boost local business.
Dennis received a grant from the Northland Arts Council to have an artist build a professional sculpture to help promote the event, but so far has been unable to find one.
He is urgently looking for anyone familiar with the medium of sand to get in touch.
He is also looking for local farmers to loan him wire fence posts to use for marking out sections in the sand.
Contact Dennis on 021 0808 7933.