Home Events & Festivals 16th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest Twitter Facebook Print About 16th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest16th annual sand sculpting contest. Join us at the the Dunes for this special 16th annual event and enter to win or just watch for fun! Registration begins at 9am, but groups may begin their creations at 8am. Judging begins at 11:30am, with awards after 12:30pm. Whether building or not, come vote for your favorite in the “People’s Choice Award.” Prizes sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes. Call the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center for more information.