Let your competitive spirit loose at the 2022 Winter Carnival by joining the fun at one of the many contests and competitions. Compete against family, friends and new rivals for a chance to win great prizes, recognition and bragging rights! 


Puzzle Contest

Get a team together and sign up for the annual puzzle contest that is fun for the whole family. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 teams in each division.
2021 Registration Information 

Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Competition

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is excited to present our NEW month-long digital ice fishing competition. You can fish anywhere in the seven-county metro: lakes, ponds, and rivers. Prizes will be given to the top positions of each leaderboard category. Eligible fish are limited to the seven-county metro in an attempt to master the local bite.  All fish entered in the tournament will be photographed, measured, recorded with the FishDonkey app. How to Enter a Fish.

A reminder to include at least two photos. Please include: one pic of you holding the fish and one pic of the fish on a rigid measuring board (not a tape measure). There’s a selfie button in the app. Please review the rules available in the app under the ” i ” button. The tournament fee is $10.00.

Photography Contest

Did you capture an amazing shot of a fun Winter Carnival activity? Submit up to 10 of your favorite photos from the 2021 festival for a chance to win exclusive prizes!
Learn More & Enter

Ice & Snow Sculpting Opportunities

January 23 – 28, 2021
The 2021 Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park will be a fun Winter Carnival experience that combines the ice and snow sculptures Carnival-goers have come to love in one drive-through experience! Carving will begin on Saturday, January 23 and sculptures will be visible to Drive-Thru attendees throughout the 11 day event, running January 28 – February 7, 2021. Want to showcase your snow or ice sculpting talents? Learn more about this year’s sculpting opportunities through the designated links below. 
2021 Snow Sculpting Participation Form

2021 Artisan Ice Sculpture Participation Form

2021 Multi-Block Ice Sculpture Participation Form