Town of Riverview / Snow Sculpture Challenge

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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

Creative and Bird Category Winners Announced:
Week of February 14

Voter's Choice Challenge, Voting Opens:
Monday, February 14th at 8:30 a.m.

Voter's Choice Challenge, Voting Closes:
Thursday, February 14th at 11:59 p.m.

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 Caitlin from Glass Roots Inc. The judges will assess snow sculptures based on how creative, unique, and impressive they are. Use of accessories or materials other than snow is allowed.

  • 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.

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! 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.

3. NEW Voter's Choice Category

View Submissions on an Interactive Map, or in a photo album.

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.

*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.

 

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