Buckets and spades at the ready in West Wittering

A SANDCASTLE competition at West Wittering beach is open for teams to register with some great prizes.

The blue flag beach will hold the event, on Saturday August 18, and there will be prizes for the tallest sand structure, most technically daring, best overall scheme and the peoples choice.

Among the top prizes are hampers, and surfing lessons, but there is more up for grabs.

Each team can have up to six members and must bring their own buckets and spades.

Supporting structures must be removed for judging.

The competition is free to enter, but teams can register before August 10 by email to shelagh.ferriman@riba.org or calling 0118 9874900. It is possible to register on the day at 9.30am.