Sapporo snow festival SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL

The 41st International Snow Sculpture Contest

nine 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 DAEJEON METROPOLITAN CITY (KOREA).

Under Sculpture photo 2014 (41st)

Winner
Runner-up
DAEJEON METROPOLITAN CITY (KOREA)
[ Mobius glove ]


HONG KONG
[ The Jumping Qilin ]


Result Name of Team Name of Snow Statue
Third Prize THAILAND Kingdom of Thailand
Fourth Prize SINGAPORE Let remove it
Fifth Prize MALAYSIA PROBOSCIS MONKEY

Participating Teams:

9 teams

Daejeon (sister city in Korea), Hawaii, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Portland (sister city in USA), Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Poland
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

<SISTER CITY> DAEJEON METROPOLITAN CITY (KOREA)

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Mobius glove
Several complex lines form a globe which symbolizes the organic structure of all living things on earth.
members profiles
Mr.Kim Sung Young Sculptor
Mr.Kim Jong Pil Sculptor
Mr.Lim  Jung Kyu Sculptor

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HAWAII

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IN PLAIN SIGHT
In Hawaii we have a lot of cool small creatures in the Hawaiian Forest that like to try to hide from us when we go looking for them. Like the"Hawaiian Chameleon" They blend in with the beauty of nature's colors and covered by the shadows of it's forest friends from danger of man trying to capture it for his own profit. They can trick man by just staying still and not moving and blend in with the colors of the leaves in the forest. As man tries to find it in the night hours he gets frustrated looking to hard for it when it is "IN PLAIN SIGHT" and man just passes it by and the Chameleon lives on another day .............
members profiles
Mr. Dale Radomski Kitchen Artist
Mr. Charlie Matsuda Breakfast Chef
Mr. Norimitsu Wada-Goode Sushi Chef

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MALAYSIA

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PROBOSCIS MONKEY
We have chosen the proboscis monkey as our design as it is the official mascot for VMY2014. The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or long-nosed monkey, known as the bekantan in Malay, is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo. The proboscis monkey is an ideal choice for the Sapporo Snow Festival & International Snow Sculpture Competition 2014 as a crowd-puller for the eco-adventurers or tourists.
As one of Asia’s largest monkey species, they are endowed with some of the most charming jungle skills, from leaping off from tree and into rivers with 3 comical belly flops to incredible dog-paddling swimming aptitude using their partially webbed feet.
With so many fascinating reasons, it is a tribute to incorporate the proboscis monkey into our design and to celebrate Malaysia Truly Asia’s nature with the world.
members profiles
Mr. Yong Chong Ming  Sculptor
Mr. Harum B. Jalil Chief Decorator
Mr. Vasan S. Angalan Sculptor

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NEW ZEALAND

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Black and Silver.
New Zealand’s national rugby team, The All Blacks, are the current world champions.
The Silver fern is our most recognized and emblematic native plant.
It has been the symbol of New Zealand’s national rugby team since the 1880s and is now proudly worn by all our top athletes.
members profiles
Mr. Simon Daly Teacher
Mr. Matarahi Skipper Teacher
Mr. Sofara Aiono Teacher

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<SISTER CITY> PORTLAND(U.S.A)

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Rats are eating my lunch!
Rats are eating my lunch!
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Mr. John Paul Zipprich Artist
Ms. Cheryl Ching  Gardener
Mr. Michael Kondo Gardener

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SINGAPORE

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Let remove it
Would you like to live in a place full of conflicts, hostility, aggression or even war torn environment?
The barbed wire is often used as a barrier to separate opposing parties. In order to enjoy peace and harmony, “Let remove it”
members profiles
Mr. Loh Tze Joo Sculptor
Mr. Lim Sang Choon Artist
Mr.  Chan Jian Xiong  Sculptor

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THAILAND

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Kingdom of Thailand
Rice farming has always been considered backbone of the Thailand's economy and in the farming process.Buffaloes have been played active part to plow paddy field. In the past, buffaloes and Thai people have been always essential role both in Thai culture and society. Nowadays buffaloes have gradually been replaced by tractors which brought Thailand as a result of period economic development:however, those machinery cannot replace the relationship and closeness. Buffaloes are still best friends for children in the countyside.
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Mr. Kusol Bunkobsongserm Artist
Mr. Kritsana Wongtes Artist
Mr. Amnoaisak Srisuk Artist

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HONG KONG

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The Jumping Qilin
The qilin (kirin), or the “unicorn of China”, is a mythical animal from Chinese art and culture, with over 2,500 years of history. Regarded as “the son of the dragon”, the qilin belongs to the dragon family and is one of the Four Divine Creatures, which also include the dragon, the phoenix and the tortoise. Chinese people regard qilin as peaceful, benevolent and capable of bringing descendants, so qilin elements are popular on fashion accessories and home decorations, as a symbol of happiness and prosperity.
In traditional culture, the qilin represents the pursuit of goals and good personal relationships. It also symbolizes luck, righteousness and wisdom. With its cultural significance, the qilin is listed as a China Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The Jumping Qilin sculpture signifies kindness, peace, prosperity and vibrancy for Hong Kong and people all over the world.
members profiles
Mr. Yuen Kam Hung Director,Food&Bevarage
Mr. Tam Wai Lun Kitchen Artist
Mr. Ng San Man Kitchen Artist

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REPUBLIC OF POLAND

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Mother Nature watering valleys in the Karkonosze Mountains in Poland
The sculpture will show the figure of Mother Nature looking after the Karkonosze Mountains located in the southwestern part of Poland. Mother Nature will hold a jar with lifegiving water which is the source of rivers hydrating mountain valleys.
members profiles
Ms. Maria Misztal Teacher
Ms. Joanna Swiech Monument conservation officer
Ms. Justyna Graf Student

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