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.
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.
Everardo Granados created Ouroboros Quetzalcoatl, a giant “feathered serpent” in the Village.
“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.
And here are the winners:
1st Place: Baby Snowda and Friends Doing Magnetism Experiments While Tobogganing Past Mt. Wilson by Dennis Nicklaus
2nd Place: Ouroboros Quetzalcoatl by Everardo Granados
1st Place: Mr. Misty Having a Starbucks While Working on His Project With His Mac Under a Tree, by 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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Check out the Stay Connected calendar for fun and recreation for all ages.