The 44th International Snow Sculpture Contest 2017
Eleven 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 Macao.
|Crane Dance in Spring
[ Macao ]
[ Latvia ]
|Third Prize||DANCING IN THE CLOUDS HAWAIIAN STYLE||Hawaii|
|Fifth Prize||Paper plane. Let's Fly||Singapore|
11 teamsAustralia Daejeon Metropolitan City(Korea) Finland Hawaii Indonesia Latvia Macao Poland Portland（United States of America） Singapore Thailand
|Team Composition:||A team consists of three people including the team leader.|
|Contest Site:||The International Square, Odori, Nishi 11 chome|
|Schedule||February 5||Opening Ceremony
Each team starts working on their snow statue.
|February 8||All snow statues for the contest to be completed.|
|February 9||Judges decide the prize winners.
|Two Australian icons representing the beauty and uniqueness of the land down under. Australia’s World Heritage Sydney Opera House with its beautiful sail-like structure, famous world-wide and the unique Australian native animal Echidna, a special kind of mammal called a monotreme that lays eggs and has a pouch.|
|Mr. Scott Sheehan||Art Director|
|Mr. Clayton Campion||Artist / Signwriter|
|Mr. Paul Sheehan||Care worker|
2-<Sister City> Daejeon Metropolitan City (Korea)
|Shape of attached hands is simplified and embodied into the work. It symbolizes communication and harmony among people. That means we humans cannot live alone and can live only with each other.|
|Mr. Sung-Yong Kim||Sculptor|
|Mr. Jung-kyu Lim||Sculptor|
|Mr. Ki-Youp Kim||Sculptor|
|People exist in societies as beings of emotions, spirit, matter and thought. We are in constant interaction with each other on our magnificent globe. Our snow sculpture represents many faceted beings forming worldly society in this time, in eternal world.|
|Mr. Ville Arkonkoski||Studio Master|
|Mr. Petri Laukkanen||Graphic Designer|
|Ms. Minniina Mieskolainen||Designer|
DANCING IN THE CLOUDS HAWAIIAN STYLE
|On a cloudy day you can see the images of Hula dancers being formed in the clouds that look pressed threw, and the modern form of todays' dancers looking up to the heaven and giving thanks for all they have been blessed with as a local living in the Hawaiian Islands...|
|Mr. Dale Radomski||Ice sculptor|
|Mr. Norimitsu Wada-Goode||Sushi Chef|
|Mr. Charlie Matsuda||Ice Carver|
|a child is created and born into the world,
who will become bigger and strong.
respecting father and mother,
give achievement to the nation.
|Mr. Giri Subagio||Chef Artist|
|Mr. Sapto Hudoyo||Chef Artist|
|Mr. Heru Prambudi||Chef Artist|
|One could be a beautiful tree in a forest. This one is born and grown up there, giving the shelter to many forest creatures. And one can die there giving the soil to next generations.
But one could become a recourse of heat for humans, or one could become a timber for nice and necessary things, which serves and gives happiness for long time.
Of course the youth memories and dreams of this tree belonged to his homeland - forest.
We all dream about better and more beautiful life. About what is this tree thinking and dreaming now?
|Mr. Karlis Ile||Artist|
|Ms. Maija Puncule||Artist|
|Mr. Ainars Zingniks||Artist|
Crane Dance in Spring
The “CRANE” is a symbol of peace and longevity, signifying the arrival of spring with everything in bloom and all trade will be thriving!
|Mr. Perry Yuen Kam Hung||F&B Director|
|Mr. Patrick Li Hing Cheung||Head Chef|
|Mr. Tam Kuong Wu||Chef|
we can feel pressure of the others or inner pressure of ourself.
|Mr. Tomasz Koclega||Sculptor|
|Mr. Piotr Muschalik||Photographer|
|Mr. Piotr Proba||Grafic Designer|
9-<Sister City> Portland（United States of America）
|Portland is the city in the forest where delicious food and weird people from around the world come together.|
|Ms. Nancy Curtis||Sculptor/Professor|
|Mr. Andrew Newell||Sculptor|
|Mr. Joshua Hughes||Sculptor|
Paper plane. Let's Fly
|Above the ground
Across the grass
To you, my friend
On the bench
To soar again
|Mr. Loh Tze Joo||Artist|
|Mr. Edmund Chan||Artist|
|Ms. Priscilia Kheng||Artist|
The Art of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
|The combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.
This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as "the art of eight limbs".
|Mr. Kusol Bunkobsongserm||Sculptor|
|Mr. Kristsana Wongtes||Sculptor|
|Mr. Amnaaysak Srisuk||Sculptor|