A giant LEGO person, an icy inukshuk, larger-than-life animals, and a serpentine sea creature (The Glen Ness Monster?)… these are just some of the wonderful works of art created by Glenelm residents for our neighbourhood’s first-ever Snow Sculpture Challenge, which took place on February 3rd.
GeNA thanks all those who bundled up and braved the elements to participate in this event – it was great to see such enthusiastic participation, especially since most of the entrants had never sculpted before! Our three judges, Jillian McGillivray, Tom Andrich and Kathryne Koop, had a tough time selecting just three sculptures to honour, but eventually settled on these sculptures (below) to win prize packages. In addition, four more lucky sculptures were drawn to win awesome participation prizes!
We encourage you to check out all the snowy works of art around Glenelm in the coming days, since it is as much part of the fun that the entire neighbourhood now gets to enjoy these works of art (at least until spring thaw!). And if you get inspired to create your own work before winter is up – please do! One comment we heard from all of the sculptors is how much fun they had doing it! Plus you can consider it practice for your own debut entry next year!
Here are the locations of the participating households (click to view a larger map)
GeNA is grateful for the generous gift of event photography from Robert Dearden of Avenue Photography. You can view the entire album of photographs here:
Coverage of the first annual snow sculpture event on February 3 rd. So many interesting and creative concepts for the 3 judges to decide upon.
GeNA also thanks the following local businesses for being such generous sponsors! Please show them your support in return.