Sand Sculpture Competition
Sand boxes are available during the day competition sessions 1 on Thursday and session 3 on Friday for anyone in the Ballroom. Pull one over and create your Sand Sculpture (G rated only please….or NC17/MA if tastefully done, relevant to the plot, etc, etc), results to be announced during the Thursday and Friday evening sessions.
Reflecting their personalities and demonstrating that there are varying levels of capability in the BBB Management Team, the Organizers show off their beach creations below (yours will be in a slightly smaller sand tray).
Do I need to have sculpted before?
Prior experience not necessary (how hard can it be, it’s just playing around with sand, right?).
Note: the sand is non toxic, will not leave a residue on your hands, and is costume safe (but can be scritchy in undergarments).
How to I enter?
Trays with sand and sculpting tools are freely available on every table in the ballroom, just pull one over and start creating. (Note: You might want to confirm before you start sculpting away that the seemingly random blobs of sand in the tray you just pulled over are just that, and not someone else’s unfinished masterpiece). If you can’t find an open tray, no worries, just ask Jonathan and he will get you one.
Is there an entry fee?
Nope, but in creating a sand sculpture you are granting Ballroom Beach Bash LLC the implied right to use an image of your unique and fantastic creation for marketing purposes and to broadcast to the World what a brilliant artiste you are, (or are not), and maybe sell it online for a million bucks.
Prizes to be announced (but they will be sandstancial).
Any other reason I should show up?
You have been sculpting away at your masterpiece (your dance teacher and friends watching admiringly) and sculpting all that sand has made your hands a bit tired…. but you notice your feet feel fine. You are already in the Ballroom, and the floor is right there, so on your sculpting break why not take advantage of the great music and dance some entries!! Brilliant idea!!!
Or… you can use the sandbox as a therapy tool.
According to the CG Jung Institute of Los Angeles (yes, its a California thing) “Sandplay is hands on psychological work. It is a powerful therapeutic technique that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing. In a “free and protected” space provided by the analyst, a client creates a concrete manifestation of his or her imaginal world using sand, water, and miniature objects. In this way Sandplay helps honor and illuminate the client’s internal symbolic world and provides a place for its expression within a safe container, the tray filled with sand.”
A nice juxtaposition with the much less insulated and decidedly more exposed dance floor container where you had better be happy to effectively express your internal self externally or they are not going to mark you back to the final 🙂
(Note: If you use the sandbox for therapy purposes we will be asking you how you feel about it when we collect it, and then charging you the Psychological Associations recommended Therapy Assessment fee of $180).