Dave Andrews works on his team's snow sculpture entitled "“The Doormaster,” depicting an an old man controlling worm holes ,Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Lake Geneva, Wisc. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
What could you sculpt from snow?
February 11, 2016
There were fifteen teams of snow sculptors. They were from 11 states and they gathered in Wisconsin. They were there to compete to be named the best in the nation.
The U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship went on for three days in February. It was held along Geneva Lake.
A Wisconsin team won last year. Their sculpture, "Arbor Amor", depicted two intertwined trees. The team split into two. They competed against each other this year.
Each team competing gets a cylinder block of snow. It is eight feet in diameter and nine feet high. The teams can use only saws and axes. They can also use files and scaffolding. Plus, they can use shovels and other homemade implements.
They are judged on creativity, technique and message.
The winner gets a trophy. They also receive an invite to an international snow sculpting competition.
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