Family Beach Art Competition - Sunday 9th July
Family Beach Art Competition - Sunday 9th July
Monday, 10th July 2017

Friends of Par Beach volunteers enjoyed the most successful Sand Art Competition since the event was added to Par Carnival Week when nearly 60 people filled the area over the footbridge at the Eastern end of the the beach.

Competition was enthusiastic as 12 family groups created 21 works of art that gave the judges, Jules Jonklaas, Gill Buter and Cathy Trodd, some serious thinking to do as the participants waited expectantly to hear who were the winners.

A group of 8 (youngest member aged 4), a combination of several families, was awarded the 1st prize for entries that included an octopus, an angler fish, a volcano, a cup cake and ‘Charlie’s Castle’.

Second prize went to the Rowe family for their entry ‘Hedwig’ inspired by the Harry Potter books and third prize went to the Pearce family with a map of Cornwall.

Every child received a small bag of sweets and the whole morning was great fun, it being clear that it was the joining in that was more important than the winning.

Par Carnival event week continues at Par Canal on Wednesday with with a BBQ at 5.00 pm and Duck Race at 6.00 pm followed by Carnival Quiz at The Royal Inn at 8.30 pm.

On Thursday Gott Hall hosts an Art Exhibition from 2.00-4.00 pm, with Carnival Bingo at 7.30 pm.

Children’s Fun Sports are at St. Blazey Cricket Club on Friday at 6.00 pm

The Big Event is on Saturday with the Carnival Procession leaving Par Beach Car Park at 6.30 pm for it’s usual Tour de Par.

On Sunday there will be a Children’s Treasure Hunt on Par Beach at 10.30 am, a Car Treasure Hunt from Par Inn at 2.00 pm and Songs of Praise at St Mary’s Methodist Church at 6.00 pm.


Some of the ompetitors taking part

General View of some of the compeditors taking part



'Charlie's Castle', part of the winning entry


                          2nd Place the Rowe family with 'Hedwig'                    3rd Place, the Pearce family with 'Map of Cornwall'

Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
PL24 Community Association, Tesco,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Tesco PL24 Community Association