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.
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!
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Sculpting Competitions

Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition

Friday-Sunday, January 24-26, 2020
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. Entry deadline is January 8; space is limited to 20 teams.
2020 Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition Entry Form
2020 Competition Information

Small-Block Snow Sculpting Contest

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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. Entry deadline is January 8; space is limited to 10 teams.
2020 Small-Block Snow Sculpting Contest Entry Form
2020 Contest Information