Statute on holding XIV International contest of Snow and Ice Sculptures in the framework of International Winter Festival “Hyperborea-2015’
Festival initiator: Petrozavodsk City Administration
Directorate of culture
Municipal cultural institution “City cultural house”
Venue: Onega Lakewalk, City of Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia.
Time: February, 17-21 2015
The official awarding ceremony: February, 21, 2015 at 19.30
Purposes and objectives:
Enlargement of cultural and business contacts between Union of Central and North-West cities of Russia, sister-cities and cities of 60-parallel.
Creating image of Petrozavodsk as center for cultural tourism
Support of creative work, stimulation of cultural recreation in winter time
Contest of Snow and Ice Sculptures has three nominations:
Snow sculpture for children.
Professional and amateur teams of max. 3 persons are invited for participation in the contest.
1.Order of submission and selection of applications:
Filled application form (attached) and sketch of proposed sculpture are required for participation in the contest.
Up to 10 teams may take part in each nomination according to the results of application selection. They receive official invitation.
The theme of sculptures is free.
Participants are provided with the following items:
8 ice blocks of 0.5х0.8х0,8 meters (ice sculpture),
cube of pressed snow 2.5х2.5х2.5 meters (snow sculpture),
cube of pressed snow of 1,5х1,5х1,5meters (snow sculpture for children),
possibility to get plugged to the electricity network (220 V)
leisure and warm area
transfer: railway station-hotel-railway station
accommodation (from 17.02 to 21.02.2015) for non-residents
two tea-breaks each day of work
three meals daily
Travel costs are covered by the participants or sending party
Teams are provided with shovels, staging and water storage. Additional tools required are to be brought along by the participants.
Lightening of the sculpture (fire, special lightening) is appreciated. Necessary equipment is provided on agreement with the organizer.
The jury, consisting of professional artists, sculptors, art specialists, mass media representatives, is selected for making the results of the contest.
Every participant should have medical insurance and is responsible for his/her safety.
Criteria for evaluation of the contest works
creating an artistic image,
plastic solution, with due account for the material’s frailty
the use of lightening
according to the contest results 1,2,3 places are awarded in each nomination; team-winners in nominations «snow sculpture» and «ice sculpture» receive money gift.
1 place – 30 000 rubles
2 place– 25 000 rubles
3 place – 20 000 rubles
1 place – 25 000 rubles
2 place – 20 000 rubles
3 place – 15 000 rubles
other participants and winners in nomination ”Snow sculpture for children” are awarded with special prizes and diplomas.
Filled application forms are to be sent until 24.12.2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
+7 (814-2) 71-33-76, 71-33-75 – External relations department Petrozavodsk City Administration
fax: +7 (814-2) 78-49-47
+7 (814 2) 71 34 42 – Directorate of culture