Results from fiercest Snowman Building Competition ever seen at Fermilab are in!

Last week was the inaugural Snowman Building Competition. Twenty snowmen and other snow creations engaged in a fierce competition in the following categories: most creative, favorite, best photo with snowman, best traditional snowman and best nontraditional snowman. Voting took place earlier this week.

“My first snowman ever is actually a snow woman! It was a great experience to build it with my family’s support. Thanks for the initiative!” Liliet Calero Diaz, creator of Snowy Cuban, said.

Liliet Calero Diaz's Snowy Cuban is her first snow creation, a snow woman. snow, winter, event Photo: Jessica Jensen

Liliet Calero Diaz’s Snowy Cuban is her first snow creation, a snow woman. Photo: Liliet Calero Diaz

Vibodha Mudiyanselage and N.C. Perera created Mr. Misty Having a Starbucks While Working on His Project With His Mac Under a Tree, winner of the favorite snowman category.

“This is our first ever snowman building experience. And we loved it!” Perera said.

Creators Vibodha Mudiyanselage and N.C. Perera pose with Mr. Misty Having a Starbucks While Working on His Project With His Mac Under a Tree, which won favorite snowman in the competition. people, snow, winter, event, tree

Creators Vibodha Mudiyanselage and N.C. Perera pose with Mr. Misty Having a Starbucks While Working on His Project With His Mac Under a Tree, which won favorite snowman in the competition. Photo: Vibodha Mudiyanselage and N.C. Perera

Everardo Granados created Ouroboros Quetzalcoatl, a giant “feathered serpent” in the Village.

Everardo Granados poses with his snow creation, Ouroboros Quetzalcoatl, which placed in the most creative category. winter, snow, event, people, art Photo: Everardo Granados

Everardo Granados poses with his snow creation, Ouroboros Quetzalcoatl, which placed in the most creative category. Photo: Everardo Granados

“Baby Snowda and his less colorful friends all donned their matching scarves and warm hats and went for a toboggan ride one snowy day. They even brought some of their pets along. Why, yes, they are doing magnetism experiments on the toboggan! And yes, that is Mt. Wilson in the background,” snow sculptor Dennis Nicklaus said.

"Here (left) is my crappy blob snowman," James Santucci says. "Then my wife (Laura) turned it into an awesome 5-foot-tall Dalek (right). I hate her." snow, event, winter Photo: James Santucci

“Here (left) is my crappy blob snowman,” James Santucci says. “Then my wife (Laura) turned it into an awesome 5-foot-tall Dalek (right). I hate her.” Photo: James Santucci

And here are the winners:

These are the winning snow creations.

These are the winning snow creations.

Most creative

1st Place: Baby Snowda and Friends Doing Magnetism Experiments While Tobogganing Past Mt. Wilson by Dennis Nicklaus

2nd Place: Ouroboros Quetzalcoatl by Everardo Granados

Favorite snowman

1st Place: Mr. Misty Having a Starbucks While Working on His Project With His Mac Under a Treeby N.C. Perera and Vibohda Mudiyanselage

2nd Place: Polar Bear by Maria Martinez Casales

Best with picture

1st Place: Little Girl With Olaf by Carrie McGivern and family

2nd Place: Kids With Snowsteau Grilling Burgers by Gabriele Benelli and family

Best traditional snowman

Mr. Frosty and Snowy by Ishara and Sumudu Fernando

Best nontraditional snowman

Inauguration Bernie by Vincent Phillipps and family

 

Congrats to the winners of the Snowman Building Competition!

And congrats to all the participants for your amazing creations and winter fun!

Visit https://get-connected.fnal.gov/snowman to see all of the snow creations, including Wilson Hall, Mickey Mouse and many others.

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