Starting today, 200 tons of imported sand will be dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. (haha I love that name, Grady Bunch!) The sand has to be the perfect texture for sculpting; not too grainy, not too rocky and just damp enough.

Check out these masterful works of art from last year:

And look! People are already getting a head start on their sculptures for this year. How sweet is this?

There is some real dinero on the line for these winners:
1st Prize – $3,000
2nd Prize – $2,500
3rd Prize – $2,000
4th Prize – $1,500
5th Prize – $1,000
People Choice – $500

Everything you need to know about the event can be found here.