Thousands of people flocked to Ocean Beach to participate in Leap's 28th Annual Sandcastle Contest on October 8th 2011.  This year's theme, "Sandblast", inspired an incredible array of one-of-a-kind sand sculptures. 

 

We are excited to announce that Leap's 29th Annual Sandcastle Contest will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Check back here for more info in the coming months. 

OTHER NEWS

LEAP'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY SANDCASTLE CONTEST RESCHEDULED FOR 11/9/13
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October 22, 2013

 

The triumphant return of Leap's Sandcastle Contest is here! This 30th annual event is a fundraiser for Leap, a nonprofit that provides essential arts education programs to Bay Area elementary and middle schools. Join us on Saturday, November 9, 2013 for a competition of "Masterpieces in Sand!"

 

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LEAP'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY SANDCASTLE CONTEST POSTPONED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
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October 11, 2013

Leap's 30th Anniversary Sandcastle Contest has been postponed. We will reschedule as soon as federal parks re-open. 

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BOWLING SUCCESS
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March 13, 2013

Leap Get Your Bowl On was a huge success!  We raised over $3500.00 for Leap's arts education program.  12 Teams competed for fun prizes and raffle winners went home with amaizng prizes.  Every year the event gets bigger and better and sells out winthin weeks of the announcement of registration.  Thank You to everyone who make is a huge success and we look forward to an event better event in 2014!

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GET YOUR BOWL ON 2013
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January 11, 2013

Leap announces the 2nd Annual Get Your Bowl, March 6th

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NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LEAP
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December 27, 2012

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LEAP'S 29TH ANNUAL SANDCASTLE CONTEST WAS OUR BEST EVENT YET!
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November 26, 2012

Leap's 29th Annual Sandcastle Contest took place on 10/20/12, and our theme was "2012 Leap Year: Things that Jump." Thanks to everyone who participated! 

Best in Show Photo credit: Josie Kirton Photo credit: Josie Kirton Photo credit: Ryan Bailey

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LEAP'S 29TH ANNUAL SANDCASTLE CONTEST
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October 11, 2012

Join us for Leap's 29th Annual Sandcastle Contest on 10/20/12 at Ocean Beach! 

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LEAP JOINS CREATIVE IMPACT CELEBRATING NATIONAL ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK
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August 30, 2012

Join Us! In an alliance of arts and education organizations across the San Francisco Bay Area to make a Creative Impact by strengthening, enriching and improving the social fabric of our community through arts education.

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LEAP ARTS NIGHT!
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April 3, 2012

Thanks to all who attended Leap Arts Night at ACT! 

inside ACT outside ACT

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FUN RUN TO SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION
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April 2, 2012

Thanks to Picnic Dash and everyone who participated in the Fun Run! 

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GET YOUR BOWL ON FOR LEAP!
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March 25, 2012

"Get Your Bowl On" was a smashing success! 

 

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GROUPON SUCCESS!
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March 6, 2012

Groupon helps to raise over $1,800 for arts education! 

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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February 15, 2012

Leap has been at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School for over four years! Our current Leap residencies are under way and kids are enjoying a variety of art this school year. Robert Louis Stevenson serves grades  K-5 in the San Francisco Unified School District. It is one of only a few public elementary schools in California to receive a distinguished Great Schools rating 10 out of 10! 

Visual Art

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SANDCASTLE CONTEST 2011


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October 8, 2011

Leap's Sandcastle Contest is an annual fundraising event that takes place every fall.  Proceeds benefit Leap's Residency Programs in the arts, which annually serve over 8,000 students in over 30 schools across the Bay Area.

The day of the Sandcastle Contest is the culmination of many months of preparation and collaboration amongst all of our teams.  Teams are comprised of corporations, architects, engineers, contractors, and local elementary school students.

Some highlights of the event include a castle built with help from a bicycle-powered water pump; Leap's Community Castle, which took the shape of a giant sea turtle; and an interactive dance performance by Leap Teaching Artists and students.

A complete awards list and photos from the 2011 event can be found on this page- just scroll through the slideshow at top left!