Town of Riverview / Snow Sculpture Challenge

February 3-5 2023

Get ready, Riverview! The Snow Sculpture Challenge is back and all you need to win is some snow and a little creativity! 

The theme this year is Happy 50th Birthday Riverview! We’re celebrating Riverview’s 50th this year and want you to show our beloved Town your Riverview pride by sculpting what you envisage that to be! Don’t forget to take a photo of your snow sculpture to be entered into the digital map and then voted on by the community.

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.












  • January 16: Register for your Snow Sculpting Kit (as seen above) HERE
  • January 31: Snow Sculpting Kits being delivered to your door for Riverview residents
  • February 3-5: Build your 50th Anniversary snow sculpture and submit you photo HERE
  • February 6-10: Review all snow sculptures HERE and vote for your favorite Snow Sculpture HERE
  • February 12: Winners will be announced!



1. Grand Prize Package:

This Grand Prize package will be awarded by judge, and inspiration for this event, Matt Morris. Based on specific criteria of creativity, uniqueness and theme, Matt will carefully judge each entry. The Grand Prize includes:

  • A two-night stay in a heated Yurt in Fundy National Park (Pet and family friendly) 
  • One Discovery Pass (A full year access to Canada's National Parks) 
  • One $150 Gift Certificate to Bob's Sports in Riverview
  • One $40 gas card
  • Free snowshoe rentals from the Town of Riverview
  • The total value of the Grand Prize is over $575.00


2. People's Choice:

This is an easy and fun way to get involved! Using a digital map to view all entries, have a look at what Riverviewians have created to celebrate our Town's 50th Anniversary. From the comfort of your own home, you'll help choose the People's Choice Winner. This prize includes:

  • One $100 gift card to Bob's Sports in Riverview


3. Random Draw:

Did you vote for People's Choice? Then you're entered to win a prize! You have until February 10 at 11:59 p.m. to vote and be automatically entered to win the following prize:

  • One $50 gift card to Homestead Restaurant



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 and is this year's Grand Prize judge, 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.



  • Deadline to enter the contest is February 5 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Winners must be residents of Riverview.
  • Snow Sculptures must adhere to the 50th Anniversary theme to win.
  • Winners will be announced on Sunday February 12
  • Dates of this contest may change slightly depending on weather.
  • Voting begins February 6 at 8:30 a.m. and will close February 10 at 4:30 p.m.


View 2022 Submissions on an Interactive Map





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