The 45th International Snow Sculpture Contest 2017

twelve teams, from various regions of the world, have participated in this year’s contest.
The contest site, filled with a variety of snow statues, creates a remarkable international atmosphere.
The participants and the public have enjoyed positive cultural exchanges and have developed new friendships.


Here is the result of the contest:
The winning team is Thailand.

WinnerWinnter Runner-upRuuner-up
Gai Chon
[ Thailand ]


Harmony
[ Macao, China ]

Third Prize Medusa- Homage to Bernini USA
Fourth Prize Joukahainen Finland
Fifth Prize Human life Daejeon Metropolitan City(Korea)

Overview

Participating Teams:

12 teams

AustraliaDaejeon Metropolitan City(Korea)Finland
HawaiiIndonesiaMacao,ChinaPoland
Portland(United States of America)chainaSingaporeThailandUSA
Team Composition: A team consists of three people including the team leader.
Contest Site: The International Square, Odori, Nishi 11 chome
Schedule February 4 Opening Ceremony
Each team starts working on their snow statue.
February 7 All snow statues for the contest to be completed.
February 8 Judges decide the prize winners.
Award Ceremony

Team Infomation

1-Australia

The Breach

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The ocean connects us, crossing paths binds our cultures together. The Great Wave off Kanagawa stands tall over Mt. Fuji inspiring creativity as nature breaches through the Blue Ocean.
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Scott Sheehan Art Director
Kylie Douglass Artist
Paul Sheehan Artist

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2-<Sister City> Daejeon Metropolitan City (Korea)

Human life

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The human figure holding both the reason and the pain is expressed bycombining the polygon and the human head shape.
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Park Young Soo Sculptor
Jo Dong Uk Sculptor
Yun You Dam Sculptor

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3-Finland

Joukahainen

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The Kalevala is a work of folklore poetry compiled from Finnish oral mythology. It is regarded as the national epic and maybe the most significant work of Finnish literature. Our sculpture describes a famous event in this poem, where young and boastful warrior poet Joukahainen challenges grand wizard Väinämöinen to a duel in poem singing. As a result powerful Väinämöinen sangs Joukahainen into the marsh.
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Janne Andberg Artist
Matti Vaskimo Artist
Arto Manninen Artist

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4-Hawaii

Hōkūleʻa the Dream

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It began as a dream in the mind of a worrier to build this voyaging canoe to set sail without any power motor just using the stars to guide it around the world. The dream came true on March 8, 1975. It started as a dream and became a vision that came to pass...
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Dale Radomski Ice Carver
Charles Matsuda Ice Carver
Norimitsu Wada-Goode Sushi Chef 

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5-Indonesia

Waiting for the Time

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Time is the most precious of all and the only things that can't be returned back. Past, present and future; birth, life and death has it's own time and each of us will surely be at those points in our own time.
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Giri Subagio Chef Artist
Sapto Hudoyo Sculptor
Bambang Suryana Artist

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6-Macao, China

Harmony

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Golden fish swim in the water freely without any worry and no competition amount them; they love each other, help each other and create a “HARMONY” environment for them and their next generation.
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Kam Hung Perry Yuen Director of Food and Beverage
Kuong Wu Tam Chef
Weng Keong Lei Chef

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7-Poland

Wheel of the History

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We, as a human race, all have the same inner needs of creativity. We must invent, discover and create. To change the history, to develop or to surrvive we must be united and work together. To change the direction of the wheel of the history and to create own path for it we need vision and must be determined. This sculpture project is dedicated to the generations of Poles, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence.

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Tomasz Kolega Sculptor
Piotr Muschalik Photographer
Piotr Proba Grafic designer

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8-<Sister City> Portland(United States of America)

Multnomah Falls

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This is a depiction of Multnomah Falls, which is the most visited natural attraction in Oregon. This beloved landmark was nearly destroyed by the great wildfire of 2017. Thankfully, it was largely saved due to the dedication of the local firefighters.

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Donte Rogers Sales Support Associate
Leon Tran Restaurant Service Associate
Roger Briggs Cook


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9-CHINA

Mandarava

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The mandalas represent a spiritual order in psychology, and in buddhist sutras, the mandala means the people who see it will be happy. It contains insight, transcendence, and the spirit of fictionalization.
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Du Zhaoqun Teacher
Li Dayu Designer
Zhang Xu Teacher


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10-Singapore

Changing Seasons

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A quiver, it falls
As sunset befalls
Snow rises, greens fade
October rays cascade

In shadow—beauty still
Sits tall these leaves awaiting
Reminisce those moments fleeting
As dawn springs new beginnings
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Edmund Chan Jian Xiong Sculptor/ Artist
Loo Tze Joo Sculptor/ Artist
Priscilia Kheng Hui Ning Sculptor/ Artist


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11-Thailand

Gai Chon

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"Gai Chon", Thailand's traditional cock fighting, has been a popular sport for hundreds of years along with "Muay Thai". It can be counted as a Thai's traditional way of rural life which the loser would end up in the cooking pot.
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Kusol Bunkobsongserm Carver
Amnoaysak Srisuk Carver
Kritsana Wongtes Carver


12-USA

Medusa- Homage to Bernini

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“Medusa: Homage to Bernini” is inspired by the classical Italian Sculptor Bernini’s marble masterpiece. Medusa was a Mythical creature with the face of a woman and hair of snakes. Anyone that dare look at her was turned into stone.
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Natalie Clark Sculptor
Cristiano Benassi Sculptor
Jan Tice Artist

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