Winners have been crowned, and hot chocolate dispersed, in the 2007 Winterfest Snow Sculpting contest in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
First place was awarded to the home state team of David Andrews, Chris Andrews and Scott Pauli for their vegetarian sculpture called, Veg-Head. Second place and the Spirit Award was bestowed on this creation (right) portraying a roller coaster ride.
The weather at the 14th annual contest made it almost “too cold to sculpt,” but that didn’t stop the 15 three-member teams from across the U.S. from competing… (continue for more photos)
On Wednesday, each team started with a cylinder of snow 10 feet tall and seven feet across. Three days later the sculpting was completed. (The Janesville Gazette story)
(left, another elaborate snow sculpture from 2007)
See the winning sculpture and more entries on the Winterfest website.
The masterpiece below, a work from 2005 that won second place, is called The Carvers and was created by Team Vermont sculptors Michael Nedell, Adrian Tans and Brooke Rietveld.