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.

Winner
Winnter
Runner-up
Ruuner-up
Crane Dance in Spring
[ Macao ]


Wooden dreams
[ Latvia ]
Third Prize DANCING IN THE CLOUDS HAWAIIAN STYLE Hawaii
Fourth Prize PRESSURE Poland
Fifth Prize Paper plane. Let's Fly Singapore
Participating Teams:

11 teams

AustraliaDaejeon Metropolitan City(Korea)FinlandHawaiiIndonesiaLatviaMacaoPolandPortland(United States of America)SingaporeThailand
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.
Award Ceremony

・Previous winners (in Japanese)

1-Australia

Opera-chidna

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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.
members profiles
Mr. Scott Sheehan Art Director
Mr. Clayton Campion Artist / Signwriter
Mr. Paul Sheehan Care worker

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

Soaring

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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.
members profiles
Mr. Sung-Yong Kim Sculptor
Mr. Jung-kyu Lim Sculptor
Mr. Ki-Youp Kim Sculptor

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3-Finland

Existence

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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.
members profiles
Mr. Ville Arkonkoski Studio Master
Mr. Petri Laukkanen Graphic Designer
Ms. Minniina Mieskolainen Designer

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4-Hawaii

DANCING IN THE CLOUDS HAWAIIAN STYLE

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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...
members profiles
Mr. Dale Radomski Ice sculptor
Mr. Norimitsu Wada-Goode Sushi Chef
Mr. Charlie Matsuda Ice Carver

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5-Indonesia

MOTHER’S LOVE

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a child is created and born into the world,
who will become bigger and strong.
respecting father and mother,
give achievement to the nation.
members profiles
Mr. Giri Subagio Chef Artist
Mr. Sapto Hudoyo Chef Artist
Mr. Heru Prambudi Chef Artist

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6-Latvia

Wooden dreams

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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?
members profiles
Mr. Karlis Ile Artist
Ms. Maija Puncule Artist
Mr. Ainars Zingniks Artist

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7-Macao

Crane Dance in Spring

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The “CRANE” is a symbol of peace and longevity, signifying the arrival of spring with everything in bloom and all trade will be thriving!
In the Chinese new year, the Macao team creates this snow sculpture to wish “Peace on Earth” to everyone.

members profiles
Mr. Perry Yuen Kam Hung F&B Director
Mr. Patrick Li Hing Cheung Head Chef
Mr. Tam Kuong Wu Chef

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8-Poland

PRESSURE

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pressure
we, as the people, we can feel different types of pressure.
we are very different, but about this feeling we are very the same. feeling of the pressure can destroy, can damage or change.
one can fight, another will rather give up.

we can feel pressure of the others or inner pressure of ourself.
it can be the feeling made by our over expectations, to high imaginations, highest ambitions or ...

members profiles
Mr. Tomasz Koclega Sculptor
Mr. Piotr Muschalik Photographer
Mr. Piotr Proba Grafic Designer


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

Portland

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Portland is the city in the forest where delicious food and weird people from around the world come together.
members profiles
Ms. Nancy Curtis Sculptor/Professor
Mr. Andrew Newell Sculptor
Mr. Joshua Hughes Sculptor


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10-Singapore

Paper plane. Let's Fly

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Above the ground
Across the grass
Over oceans
Through meadows
To you, my friend
On the bench
It falls
Only
To soar again
members profiles
Mr. Loh Tze Joo Artist
Mr. Edmund Chan Artist
Ms. Priscilia Kheng Artist


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11-Thailand

The Art of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)

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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".
members profiles
Mr. Kusol Bunkobsongserm Sculptor
Mr. Kristsana Wongtes Sculptor
Mr. Amnaaysak Srisuk Sculptor


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