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Sun shines on Ocean Beach sandcastles

SFBay is proud to present live coverage of Leap’s Ocean Beach Sandcastle Contest!

UPDATED 11/11/13: Photo galleries, winners and more from Ocean Beach!

Leap provides arts education programs to more than 30 schools and 7,000 students across the San Francisco Bay Area. The sandcastle contest — Leap’s primary fundraiser — was delayed from its original date in October due to the government shutdown.

Best in Show Winners

Gold: The Da Vinci Devils from Chinese Immersion School at De Avila School took home the gold medal with their Leonardo Da Vinci-themed sandcastle. The Devils were assisted by DGA Planning Architecture Interiors, Novo Construction and Sidemark.

Silver: The Sand Gogh team from Redding Elementary won silver with their sandcastle commemorating San Francisco landmarks. Sand Gogh teamed with professionals from BAR Architects, Blach Construction, KPFF Consulting Engineers and Project Frog.

Bronze: The Sea Dragons of Miraloma Elementary — guided by NBBJ, Hensel Phelps Construction and Thornton Tomasetti — won bronze for their Harry Potter-themed sandcastle.

The theme for the 2013 contest was “Masterpieces in Sand.”

SFBay team members Jennie ButlerNicole CrittendenFrank LealIda MojadadNadine Quitania and Olympia Zampathas are tweeting direct from Ocean Beach:

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