FOXBORO (CBS) – A signature summer event is back at Hampton Beach.

The annual sand sculpture contest is underway at the popular New Hampshire beach.

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Sand castles at Hampton Beach. (WBZ-TV)

Last week, 200 tons of imported sand was dropped off at Hampton Beach.

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Creators were hard at work Thursday, making a variety of sculptures.

Sculptors work at Hampton Beach as part of the annual sand competition. (WBZ-TV)

The entries will be on display this weekend, with judging taking place Saturday. First prize is $6,000, with a total purse of $25,000.

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Last year’s event was moved from June to September due to the COVID pandemic.

CBSBoston.com Staff