Town of Riverview / Snow Sculpture Challenge

Registration for a Snow Sculpture Kit is now OPEN; click here!

Get your shovels, fill your buckets, and get ready to sculpt! The Town of Riverview is pleased to announce an expanded version of the Snow Sculpture Challenge for 2022, with a NEW digital map featuring the Voter's Choice category!

There are four different ways to participate this year and there are dozens of prizes to be won. We have FIVE top prizes of Fundy Packages to give away. Each Fundy Prize Package includes a two-night stay in a heated Yurt in Fundy National Park, a family season pass to the park, and a $30 gas card*.

This challenge was inspired by the works of Canadian community snow sculptor, Matt Morris.

*A complete list of prizes and details can be found below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration for a Snow Sculpture Kit (limited quantities) opens:
Thursday, January 20, 10 a.m.

Snow Sculpture Kit delivery:
January 31 to February 3

Contest Dates:
Friday, February 4 to Monday, February 7, 12 p.m.

Digital Map Available for Voters Choice:
Monday, February 7, 4 p.m. 

Creative and Bird Category Winners Announced:
Thursday, February 10

Voter's Choice Closes:
Sunday, February 13

Voter's Choice Winners Announced:
Monday, February 14

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

1. Creative Snow Sculpture Category

The Creative Snow Sculpture Challenge (CSSC) is one of three ways to participate in this year’s snow sculpting event for Riverview Winter Carnival. By participating in this challenge, you will be submitting a photo of your snow sculpture to be judged by our panel: Mayor Andrew LeBlanc, Tony Smith from 96.9 New Country, and Kayla from Glass Roots Inc. The judges will assess snow sculptures based on how creative, unique, and impressive they are.

  • Top Prize 1: Fundy Package - Two-night stay in a heated Yurt in Fundy National Park, a family season pass to the park, and a $30 gas card.
  • Top Prize 2: Fundy Package - Two-night stay in a heated Yurt in Fundy National Park, a family season pass to the park, and a $30 gas card.
  • Additional prizes: Gift certificates to Glass Roots Art Gallery, the Old Time Meat Market, and Homestead Restaurant.

Participating in this challenge? You'll need to upload a photo of your Snow Sculpture using the button at the bottom of this page no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7th, 2022.

2. Bird Snow Sculpture Category

This is an easy and fun way to participate by sculpting a bird. Whether it be a penguin, an owl, a goose, a duck, or even an eagle, we’re challenging you to get creative! Use of accessories or materials other than snow is allowed. Prizes* are awarded via random draw.

  • Top Prize: Fundy Package - Two-night stay in a heated Yurt in Fundy National Park, a family season pass to the park, and a $30 gas card.
  • Additional prizes: Gift certificates to the Briggs Maple, Cover to Cover Books and Bob's Sports Services.

Participating in this challenge? You'll need to upload a photo of your Snow Sculpture using the button at the bottom of this page no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7th, 2022.

3. NEW Voter's Choice Category

All Riverview snow sculptures entered into this category will be featured on a digital map on the website to be voted on by the public. Use of accessories or materials other than snow is allowed. Prizes* awarded by the total number of votes in descending order by public choice! Participants who cast their votes will have a chance to win a top prize* too!

  • Top Prize for Voters: Fundy Package - Two-night stay in a heated Yurt in Fundy National Park, a family season pass to the park, and a $30 gas card.
  • Top Prize for Sculptors: Fundy Package - Two-night stay in a heated Yurt in Fundy National Park, a family season pass to the park, and a $30 gas card.

Participating in this challenge? You are opting in to allow us to display your address on an interactive Google Map so that voters may drive around the Town and vote for your sculpture.

*Click here for a complete list of prizes and details.

 

GETTING READY

Here's all you need to get started!

  • A five-gallon bucket and/or containers of other sizes (yogurt container, waste bin, etc.).
  • A tool to tamp down snow (a pot, a second bucket, a garden hoe, etc.).
  • A spoon, butter knife and/or other carving tools.
  • Snow- any consistency works!

How do all of these materials come together? Matt Morris, the Canadian community snow sculptor who runs Snowbank Productions, explains in his YouTube video.

In only a few words, fill your bucket with non-packing snow, tamp it down, flip it over and leave it to ''sinter'' for at least two hours. Once the snow has settled, you can easily move and carve the blocks of snow.  

Do you want to learn more? Check out Matt's website, Instagram account, and YouTube channel for snow sculpting tips and ideas.

 

REQUEST A SNOW SCULPTURE KIT

Snow Sculpture Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. One kit per Riverview household due to limited numbers. Each kit contains one snow tamper and one 5-gallon bucket. Kits will be delivered the week of January 31st, before the challenge begins. Please watch your email for updates. Thank you to the Codiac Woodworkers Guild for building the snow tampers and to the 2021 Junior Leaders and YOUth Drop-In Participants for painting them!

Register here for a snow sculpture kit.

SUBMITTING YOUR SCULPTURE 

Submissions will be accepted beginning Friday, February 4 until Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12 p.m..

 

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