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국제눈조각콩쿠르

The 72nd Sapporo Snow Festival, scheduled in 2021, is currently under consideration to be held at a reduced scale and without large snow sculptures.

International Snow Sculpture Contest

"9teams, 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."

Outline

AgendaFebruary 3, 2020 (Monday) to February 7 (Friday)
siteOdori Site 11 chome International Square
ScheduleOpening Ceremony, February 3 (Monday), until production start February 3 (Monday) to February 6 (Thursday)
February 7, 2020 (Friday) Review Board, Awards Ceremony

The 47th International Snow Sculpture Contest Participating Teams

AUSTRALIA
"Waratah" Australian Native Flower

The Waratah is a bright red flower head, surrounded by dark green leaves and is only found in the Australian bush. Waratah is an indigenous Aboriginal word meaning "beautiful" and is a floral emblem for the state of New South Wales.

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Scott SheehanArt Director
Anna Marie TaberdoArt Sculptor
Jasmine CorrArt teacher

FINLAND
THE SPIRAL

We must turn inward if we really want to know and love ourselves. From these never-ending journeys we return with infinite power and wisdom.

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Anna KoivukangasVisual Artist
Minniina LaajokiDesigner
Ville ArkonkoskiWorkshop Master

HAWAII
Pele the Volcano Fire Goddess

On the Big Island of Hawaii, there is a Volcano name Kilauea. They say, when it is active and the lava and fire comes out, you will see "Pele arise in the fire doing a hula to the gods in heaven."

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Dale RadomskiIce Carver
Charlie MatsudaIce Carver
Norimitsu Wada-GoodeSushi Chef

INDONESIA
Orang Utan the Endangered Habitat

MAWAS, another name for Orang Utans are a great Apes with long arms and reddish brown haired that mostly live in the tropical forests of Indonesia, especially on the Islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra, which is currently an endangered habitat.
It is our responsible to take action now, to "Save the Orang Utans".

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Giri SubagioChef Artist
Mardianto Arief ZamarArtist
Sapto HudoyoArtist Production

LITHUANIA
THE HOME

This year our work is dedicated to the memory of Chiune Sugihara. Consul of Japan, 1939-1940 who resided in Kaunas, Lithuania, during WWII. Risking his life, he saved thousands of people from the Holocaust and gave them "visas for life". HOME was chosen as the image to represent the idea. Home is the physical and spiritual definition. Home is a symbol of life. Sometimes Home is a steaming cup of matcha tea on the table. Sometimes Home is the opened door for returnees; or Hachikō, dog ready to wait for all the eternity; or maybe the given visa, the ticket for life, despite terrible circumstances, still an opportunity to have THE HOME...

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Tomas PetreikisArchitect
Kestutis LanauskasSculptor
Arturas BurneikaSculptor

MACAO(CHINA)
Galloping

Pegasus gallops freely in the sky living in a happy and peaceful environment, which symbolizes that people of the world encourage world peace with full energy and work together to build a better tomorrow.

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Perry Yuen VP of Food and Beverage
Lon Hou InChef
Wong Heng LamChef

MONGOLIA
Mother Nature

Mother Nature snow sculpture was inspired by the writing in the ancient book about the Mongolians coming all the way through the oceans till the three rivers beginning, to settle at the Burkhan Khaldum mountain. They respect the sky as the father, the nature as the mother. So, the mother nature was shown in the form of a woman, as well as the Mongolian historical vision of mountains, rivers, sun and the moon was expressed. On the other side of the sculpture , the good relations between the two countries was shown. The mountain and the cloud is representing Mongolia, while the sun is the representing of Japan.

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SODNOMDARJAA BAYARSAIKHAN Artist
GANBAATAR BATAAKHUUArtist
BATZORIG ALTANGERELSculptor

POLAND
CHOPIN COMPETITION

The inspiration for the resulting spatial form, literally referring to piano fragments, was the search for Polish-Japanese relationships. A common element between our nations is admiration for the works of Fryderyk Chopin. Sculpture "Chopin Cometition" combines music with sculpture and our nations into an inseparable whole, whose common denominator is the universality of art.

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Malgorzata WisniewskaUniversity Professor
Dariusz SitekUniversity Professor
Mariusz BurdekUniversity Professor

SINGAPORE
XYZ Star

We see patterns, shapes and geometry that forms the harmonic world we live in. They may be individually fragmented, but beautifully piece together.
Influenced by the Japanese kusudama origami, this sculpture is inspired by the late Singaporean mathematician, Francis Ow. This star-shaped sculpture is formed with 6 triangles along the X-Y-Z axis.

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Loh Tze JooArtist
Edmund ChanArtist
Anton ChenArtist

THAILAND
Future in our hand

Climate change have become an increasing threat to species across the planet. SEA TUTTLES, for Example sea turtle are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles. Sea turtles are affected by beach nourishment and dredging during the nesting season, sea turtle bycatch, illegal trade of eggs, meat, and shells. It is up to us to give nature hope for their continued survival.

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Kusol BunkobsongsermEmployee
Amnoaysak SrisukEmployee
Kitsana WongtesFreelance

<SISTERCITY> PORTLAND(U.S.A.)
Stumptown

Stumptown Portland Oregon's Nickname. Helps to inspire this sculpture. A friendry forest scene within a Stump.
A unique shadow box design will protect from weather reduce sun glare and allow a mixture of 3D. Base relief and etching.

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Barry SwiresArtist
Joseph MayPainter
Lauren CadyHair dresser

46th International Snow Sculpture Competition examination results

Winner
Thailand
Betta Brilliance - The Beauty and Strength of Thailand
Runner-up
Macao,China
Sharing Prosperity
Third PrizeChina:Perfect World
Fourth PrizeFinland:METSÄNPEITTO "Kamikakushi"
Fifth PrizeKorea:bubble

International snow sculpture competitions library

Here are the results of past international snow sculpture competitions.

2019 ( 46th )

Winner
Thailand
Title: Betta Brilliance - The Beauty and Strength of Thailand
Runner-up
Macao(China)
Title: Sharing Prosperity

2018 ( 45th )

Winner
Thailand
Title: Gai Chon
Runner-up
Macao(China)
Title: Harmony

2017 ( 44th )

Winner
Macao(China)
Title: Crane Dance in Spring
Runner-up
Latvia
Title: Wooden dreams

2016 ( 43rd )

Winner
Latvia
Title: The Bridge
Runner-up
Macao(China)
Title: Golden Lotus Flower Embraced By Dragon

2015 ( 42nd )

Winner
Thailand
Title: The Ubiquitous
TUK-TUK
Runner-up
Finland
Title: Yearning

2014 ( 41st )

Winner
<SISITER CITY>
DAEJEON METROPOLITAN CITY
(Korea)
Title: Mebius globe
Runner-up
Hong Kong
Title: The Jumping Qilin

2013 ( 40th )

Winner
Thailand
Title: The Artist From the Wild
Runner-up
Finland
Title: Can you hear the trill?

2012 ( 39th )

Winner
Hong Kong
Title: The Leaping Dragon
Runner-up
Sweden
Title: Sweden no OMIYAGE

2011 ( 38th )

Winner
Lithuania
Title: THE WORLD IS OUR HIVE.
BE RESPONSIBLE.
Runner-up
Finland
Title: IMPRINT

2010 ( 37th )

Winner
Thailand
Title: Kraithong
Runner-up
New Zealand
Title: Taniwha

2009 ( 36th )

Winner
Thailand
Title: Garuda and Naga
Runner-up
Lithuania
Title: Glove

2008 ( 35th )

Winner
Thailand
Title: FAMILY (Father And Mother, I Love You)
Runner-up
Hong Kong
Title: Lion in Motion

2007 ( 34th )

Winner
Hong Kong
Title: Dragon in Motion
Runner-up
Thailand
Title: 120 Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relationship 2007

2006 ( 33rd )

Winner
Canada
Title: Fighting Walrus
Runner-up
Malaysia
Title: Malaysia's 8 Species of Hornbills

2005 ( 32nd )

Winner
Canada
Title: Holding back the Wilderness
Runner-up
Shanghai (China)
Title: Embattled Conqueror of West Chu Hsiang-Yu

2004 ( 31st )

Winner
Sweden
Title: "KLO" (means "claw")
Runner-up
Thailand
Title: THAI CHILDREN WITH BUFFALOES