UOG Press kicks off summer with sand sculpture contest at Unai Fest
The University of Guam Press will be promoting literacy during its summer kickoff event, Unai Fest 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 18 at Ypao Beach Park Main Pavilion in Tumon.
The event is free and open to the public and will include a sand sculpture contest, weaving lessons, a talaya throwing demonstration, educational displays, and a local book sale.
“It’s going to be a fun day of sun, sand, and books, and we encourage all local organizations and community members to join us,” said UOG Press Marketing Coordinator Akina Chargualaf.
The sand sculpture contest is inspired by a UOG Press publication, local children’s book “Chepchop Unai” by Catherine Payne. UOG Press is looking for 20 teams to take part in the contest. Teams can have up to five people of any age, and sculptures must be inspired by a local legend or story. Registration costs $25 per team, and teams can register for the contest on eventbrite.com by searching the site for “Unai Fest 2019.” Registration will close at midnight on May 13, or once all slots are filled.