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Get out your buckets and spades


Aspiring sand sculptors are invited to test their skills by entering the Tsuen Wan Sand Sculpture Competition at Lido Beach.

The competition, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will be held on November 2 (Sunday) from 9.30am to 1pm.

A spokesman for the department said the competition was not only a test of sand sculpting skills, but more importantly encouraged team work and close family ties.

During the competition, participants will also have the opportunity to appreciate the skills of sand sculptors from Kagoshima, Japan invited as part of an international exchange programme.

The sand sculpture competition will be divided into four categories - family, youth, open and disabled.

For the family, youth and open categories, each team is confined to three to five members and the participants in the youth category should be aged 16 or below.

Each team in the disabled category will comprise five to eight members with half or more being people with disabilities.

The participants will create their sand sculptures in an area of 3 by 4.5 metres within two hours. Spades and buckets will be provided.

Participants can also bring along their own tools, but electrical and mechanical ones are not allowed. Ornaments that will not harm the ecosystem, such as shells and stones, can be used.

All the entries will be judged according to skills, creativity, sense of beauty and relevance to the theme as stated by the participants.

In addition to three top prizes in each category, all teams will also vie for the overall championship and the most creative award in the competition.

Application forms are now available for collection at the District Leisure Services Offices in 18 districts.

Completed application forms, together with an entry fee of $60, should be returned to Tsuen Wan District Leisure Services Office at 3/F, Yeung Uk Road Municipal Services Building, 45 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan on or before October 20.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Enquiries can be made on 2212 9702.

End/Thursday, September 25, 2003

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