Saanich sand sculpture competition on at Cadboro-Gyro Park

One of the four sand sculptures in the competition is shown. Saved by the Bell - by Ken Abrams: (District of Saanich)

Only a few days remain for community members to vote for their favourite sand sculpture set up at Cadboro-Gyro Park in Saanich.

Four large sand sculptures have been painstakingly crafted at the park, ranging from sea lions to pirate ships to a dragon.

Community members can vote for their favourite sculpture online here, with the most popular sand sculpture receiving the Pepper’s People’s Choice Award.

People who vote for their favourite sculpture can also enter a contest to win a prize package, which includes hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards to local Cadboro Bay businesses.

Anyone can vote for their favourite sculpture, but people who want to enter the contest must be at least 19 years of age or older due to gaming regulations, according to the District of Saanich.

Voting ends at midnight, Aug. 1, and winners of the sand sculpture contest and community prize package will be announced on Aug. 4.

"We encourage everyone to head down to Cadboro-Gyro Park to see the full 360 view of the amazing finished sculptures before voting," reads the district's website.

"Pictures just don't do them justice!"

#YYJ #Saanich One week left to vote! https://t.co/XvvzRDjZib Professional sand sculptors have been hard at work down at Cadboro-Gyro Park. Vote for your favourite Sand Sculpture at the link below and you could win an incredible summer prize package valued at over $600. Share! pic.twitter.com/WPW2AI0U8L

— Saanich Parks, Recreation & Community Services (@SaanichParksRec) July 26, 2021