Snow & Ice Competition 2022

Introduction

As a wise person once said: “If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life, but still the same amount of snow.”

So: to help us find joy in snow and ice this continuing COVID winter of 2022, and to strengthen community, we’re holding an all ages Regional Council Snow and Ice Art competition. This is your chance to dust off your creativity and your communal spirit (and your good mittens). Dream up some plans for freezing art or magnificent snow sculptures or humble castles, and gather your team. Read the summary here.

Our theme: Love Our Neighbours.
Our timing: mid January to late February.
Who: everyone! Kids and elders especially welcome.

A small structure made of blue ice blocks, lit from within at night. It has two spires on the walls and a tree with Christmas lights on it behind.

Rosser United Church’s annual ice church build, Rosser MB (by Crystal Jochum)

 

How it works

1) Please have a look at the overview right here. (PDF) Updates and ideas will also be added throughout; scroll down to the newsfeed to view.
2) Organize a team and start planning. Big or small: it’s all welcome.
3) Once you’re ready to go for it, register your team through this secure form. (Hot (cold?) tip: you can register even if you’re not United Church and if you’re not from one of the three sponsoring Regional Councils!)
4) Join the Facebook group here and plan along with the community. (And follow this web page for news and updates too.)
5) Plan it, build it/ craft it! Here’s a guide with some tips.
6) Light it up!
7) Take photos
8) When your masterpiece is finished, upload photos and a write up to enter the competition. Submit your entries here. (Please note: Don’t email photos. This rarely works well, because it reduces resolution, and your server or the recipient’s may block the attachments without telling you. Use the form, or, if it’s giving you trouble, contact your Regional office.)

News and updates about the competition

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