We received a host of spectacular entries and a further judge had to be brought in when results were tied.
After much deliberation, we have received the final results and comments from the judges...
Are your sandcastles the biggest on the beach, best built or the most creative? Well here is your chance to prove it.
This Summer we are inviting you to exhibit your beach based construction skills by taking part in a competition to build and film the most creative beach marble run and win up to £400 of Amazon vouchers.
Building a beach marble run is easy. Either watch the video above for a step-by-step guide or follow these simple instructions:
You will need: A sandy beach, spades, a ball (golf balls work well), a video camera/phone and willing participants. Remember to also bring a competition flag in order to double your potential winnings! (see below)
Step 1: Dig – Build a mound of sand. The bigger the better!
Step 2: Shape – This is where you add your own creative twist. Carve a channel for the ball to run down from the top of the mound to the bottom adding as many creative elements as possible along the way.
Step 3: Shoot – Once you have perfected and tested your run, add your competition flag (if you have one) and then start the camera rolling.
Step 4: Roll – Now is the big moment. Get the ball rolling and film it as it makes its way down your run making sure to capture all the most creative twists and turns.
Simply send a link to your movie to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will then view your movie and if ok will add it to this page.
A competition needs prizes and so after the closing date all entries will be viewed by an independent judge who will a tasked with selecting the most creative beach marble run and two runners-up. Winners will receive the following prizes:
If you are one of our three winners and your marble run visibly includes a ‘Get the ball rolling’ flag then your winnings will be doubled! This means if you win first place then you will receive £400* worth of Amazon vouchers whilst a runner-up using the flag will receive £200*.
Flags are available to download on this page.
*or equivalent if outside the UK
Good luck and enjoy your Summer!