May 17 – August 16, 2019
Thank you for sharing your talent and appreciation for our favorite roller coaster! With over 66 million riders since the ride first opened in 1924, we knew we’d receive a lot of fun and awesome entries.
Share your best Giant Dipper photograph, drawing, painting or surprise us with your creativity (haiku, song, quilt, etc.) and you could win a prize!
One overall Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive an Apple 15″ MacBook Pro Laptop Computer, Bose Soundlink II Bluetooth Speaker, Mophie PowerStation Portable Charger; and an invitation for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Boardwalk. Other prizes in each age group and category (except employees) include 2 Boardwalk All-Day Rides Tickets.
The Giant Dipper contest is now closed.
Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner!
Photography Contest Finalists
Fan Art Contest Finalists
Other Art Contest Finalists
Photography Contest Entries
Fan Art Contest Entries
Other Art Contest Entries
Megan Frandeen – GRAND PRIZE WINNER
All lettering and outlines are hand burned with a wood burner onto the driftwood, with paint highlights throughout the piece. Everything from the red tracks to the white wood holding
Jesus Rojas – Honorable Mention
The entry is an arts and craft project. A popsicle model of the Giant Dipper all painted similar to the real version. Also, at night, it also lights up using
Giant Dipper Costume! – Honorable Mention
It was “over the hill” day at school…most kids dressed as elderly folk, but I decided to dress as my favorite ride over the hill off of highway 17 from
Bill (Santa Cruz Sand) – RUNNER-UP
This is a “sandcastle” I made of the Giant Dipper. It took 7 hours to make with just beach sand and sea water. It was designed so that a ball
Priscilla Martinez – RUNNER-UP
I wanted to capture people’s expression and feelings of exhilaration riding on the classic Giant Dipper. This depicts a retro theme in representation 95th anniversary of the Santa Cruz Beach
Mattea Muzzy – FINALIST
For its 95th anniversary, I painted the Giant Dipper itself! I’ve always considered Santa Cruz my second home, and I wanted to paint something that hopefully conveys the sense of
Cassidy – RUNNER-UP
A poem written about the giant dipper
Juju – RUNNER-UP
Its watercolor of The Giant Dipper. I first rode this ride when I was 6, and its extremely special to me. I ride it a lot when I’m at Kennolyn
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