Competition Information

Teams may consist of up to 4 team members; 1 team member must be 18+.

Sign-in will take place from 8-9:15 a.m. June 12 at “Sculpt HQ” on Ocean Springs Front Beach.

All teams will be assigned a roped off beach area to sculpt in. Teams are allowed to bring their own sculpting tools

Price: $5/team

*Note: all registration money must be paid prior to the start of the competition in order for a team to compete.

Sculpting Categories

  • Category 1: Ages 7 & younger – Native MS Turtles
    • Sculpt a native Mississippi turtle of your choice
    • Judging Criteria
      • Describe the species of turtle chosen and why it was chosen
      • Explanation of the Leave No Trace program
  • Category 2: Ages 8-12 – Endangered or Threatened MS Turtles
    • Sculpt an endangered or threatened MS turtle
    • Judging Criteria
      • Ability to describe their selected species and explain environmental programs dedicated to the conservation of their selected species
      • Explain the importance of the Leave No Trace program and its environmental impacts
  • Category 3: Ages 13-17 – Turtle Themed Sculpture
    • Sculpture should incorporate one or more species of native turtles in the design
    • Judging Criteria
      • Ability to describe their sculpture and the species of turtle(s) used and why
      • List endangered and threatened species of turtles native to Mississippi
      • Explain what is being done to help these turtles survive
      • Explain the seven principles of the Leave No Trace program and how these principles can help native turtles
  • Category 4: Ages 18 & older – Turtle Themed Sculpture
    • Sculpture should incorporate one or more species of native turtles in the design
    • Judging Criteria
      • Ability to describe their sculpture and the species of turtle(s) used and why
      • List endangered and threatened species of turtles native to Mississippi
      • Explain what is being done to help these turtles survive
      • Explain the seven principles of the Leave No Trace program and how these principles can help native turtles
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