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Snowfest 613 contest - Win prizes by having snow much fun!

One of the joys of winter in Ottawa is making snow creations of all kinds, and we want to see what you can do with the cold white stuff! In honour of Winterlude this year, we’re holding a contest to highlight the beautiful snow art you’ve been making in your own yard and nearby parks. So get out there, work your snow magic, and share the photos with us for a chance to win great prizes!  

Snowfest 613 contest dates

February 5 to 21, 2021

Prizes

Ottawa staycation prizes include gift cards to local businesses including hotels, restaurants and attractions.

  • 2 (two) random prizes for all entries
  • 3 (three) category prizes awarded by Ottawa Tourism:
    • Category 1: Most creative (ex: animals, interesting shapes…)
    • Category 2: Ottawa pride (ex: city landmarks, sports teams, LGBTQ2+…)
    • Category 3: Snow fun (ex: big, small; forts, slides...)

Read the full contest rules and regulations.

How to enter

Submit as many entries as you like (snow creations made in 2021 are eligible) using one of these two methods:

Social Media

To be automatically entered, simply post a photo and a description of your own snow creation to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #Snowfest613.

Website

You can upload images of your own snow creation via the online entry form below.

Tips from a snow pro

Check out these Winterlude videos for tips from a professional sculptor on how to make awesome snow creations!

Fecteau's art of Winterlude - Basic techniques in snow sculpture
Basic techniques in snow sculpture

Learn some basic techniques for sculpting shapes with snow.

Fecteau's art of winterlude 1: Decorate your snowman with color
Decorate your snowman with colour

Discover some ways to use colour to decorate your snowperson.

Fecteau's art of Winterlude - Presentation of snow sculpting tools
Presentation of snow sculpting tools

See what sculpting tools can help you during your snow.

For additional snow sculpting tips, see our Vimeo video playlist

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