Competitions

Let your competitive spirit loose at the 2020 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.
2019 Contest Information and 2020 Registration 

Freeze Your Bags Off Tournament

This outdoor bag tournament will feature five 16-team competitions on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020. Prizes will be awards for the top team in each competition. There will be a tournament of champions.
2020 Tournament Information and Registration

Photography Contest

Did you capture an amazing shot of the Ice Palace or a fun activity during the Winter Carnival? Submit up to 10 of your favorite photos from the 2020 festival for a chance to win exclusive prizes!
Learn More & Enter

Sculpting Competitions

Small-Block Snow Sculpting Contest

The contest challenges teams of 1-3 members to transform 4′ x 4′ x 6′ blocks of snow into works of art in just eight hours using only hand tools. Contact the coordinator to receive notifications about entering the contest.
2020 Contest Information

Ice Carving Competition

Sign up for one of the most iconic events the Winter Carnival has to offer. Only 12 spaces available in each competition – entries close January 13, 2020!
2020 Individual Application and Rules – Artisan
2020 Individual Application and Rules Professional
2020 Multi-Block Application and Rules

Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition

The three-day competition provides artists an opportunity to show off their talents, win prizes, and represent Minnesota at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition. Teams of 1-3 members transform 8′ x 8′ x 8′ blocks of snow into works of art using only hand tools. Contact the coordinator to receive notifications about entering the competition.
2020 Competition Information