Vermont's Own Sanctioned Snow Sculpture Competition
We're celebrating our 18th year in 2013 as Vermont's officially sanctioned snow sculpture competition! Teams from around the state will compete in Burlington for the right to represent Vermont in the national competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in 2014. This is really wonderful for spectators, too!!
Burlington received the exclusive sanction from WinterFun, Inc. which is the only organization authorized by the Association International de Sculpture sur Neige et Glace to hold sanctioned State, National and International Snow Sculpting Competitions in the United States. Association International de Sculpture sur Neige et Glace is a group of 10 member nations that all produce international competitions and is the exclusive sanctioning body for the Olympic Winter Games Arts Festival International Snow Sculpting Competition.
Information about the national competition as well as progress reports from this year's competition can be found at the following web site: http://www.usnationals.org
Visit the site and see what the rest of the country is doing with snow!!
The winning team from the competition in 2011 won the national competition in 2012 and the right to represent the USA in the International Competition! Check out their blog: http://www.vermontsnows.com/blog
Lake Geneva, WI is home for the National Competition and our winners from 2011 will be there. Judging will be on Saturday by a selected team from the area using the following guidelines:
Creativity – Originality of expression and research (50 points)
Techniques – Utilization of materials, team cohesiveness, and excellence in execution (30 points)
Message – Visual force of message presented (20 points)
Awards will be given out as follows:
1st Place - Vermont Champion's Award – Automatic entry and hosted trip to the National Competition
2nd Place – Alternate to National Competition & Mayor's Award
The public can vote for People's Choice on Saturday, February 2, 2013 until Noon. We invite everyone to come to Waterfront Park and watch these sculptors work. The award ceremony is at the Waterfront.
Please call 802-865-7552 for information about entering a team.
Many Thanks to our Snow Carving Sponsors: