On 4th January ,the 11th International College Snow Sculpture Competition was declared open at HEU, comprising of the theme,“Burning Youth Following the Times, Casting Ice and Snow Dreams of the Future.” Ever since the competition started in October,183 works from 95 universities of 7 countries and regions including China, Britain, Thailand, Russia, Denmark, Hong Kong and Taiwan have entered the competition. Out of them,55 teams have made it to the finals.
During the three-day competition, the teams will create snow sculptures out of 3 meters long, wide and high artificial snow blocks.Thus,creating unique ice and snow master pieces of exquisite craftsmanship. In this competition, the competitors of various countries having a wide variety of entries and new ideas compete.
The sculptures will be judged keeping in view the following five aspects: topic selection and creativity, creativity and innovation, creation hardships, skills and techniques and also artistic expression. Finally, 2 special prizes, 9 first prizes and 14 second prizes would be selected. Accordingly 20 third prize and several excellence awards will be awarded. There would also be artist awards, the best creative awards, the best skill awards and the audience's favorite snow sculpture awards.
To date, the International College Snow Sculpture Competition has been held in our school 11 times. In the past 11 years, more than 170 colleges and universities from 18 countries and regions including China, Britain, France, Russia, Thailand, Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have participated in the competition. More than 5,300 Chinese and foreign college students have created ice and snow works promoting ice and snow culture wisely. Thus, more than 680 pieces of snow sculpture art works were born on the campus of Harbin Engineering University.
It is reported that during the competition, the National University Snow Sculpture Competition National Concert and the Chinese /Foreign Teams social gathering will also be held.
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