It looks like it will be a great weekend to hit the beach and get creative.

Duluth Parks and Recreation is having their annual sand modeling contest starting today, July 16th, and running through Sunday, July 19th from 6 AM - 10 PM each day of the contest.

You can build your sand creation on the Park Point sandbar during the length of the contest and submit a photo to Duluth Parks and Recreation via Facebook, email  parks@duluthmn.gov, or share the photo on Instagram.

1st place winner will get a $50 program voucher, 2nd place winner receives a $25 program voucher, and the 3rd place winner will get a $10 program voucher, not bad for a day of playing the sand.

The Park and Rec staff will look at all the photos submitted and do their voting on July 20th and the winners will be announced on July 21st.

Use your creativity, there is a lot going on in the world that can be used or inspiration, or just escape into a fantasy world with your creativity and make a castle or animal to cheer everyone up.

Be sure to practice good social distancing and safety guidelines when building and looking at all the creations, and most of all....HAVE FUN!!