The sculptures are a signature part of the Winter Carnival festivities and we would like to invite everyone to tour the town to see what our local businesses dream up this year! Our goal is to see more sculptures than ever for 2021. Interested in building a sculpture? Complete the entry form! Need a location for a sculpture? You can complete the form with your ideas and we can help find you a location to build.
To participate in the Local Snow Sculpture Competition, please complete the sculpture application >>
Sculpture Building Reminders
- Entry Deadline to be included on the official Sculpture Map: January 1st!
- Supporting Structure – Lathe, Wire, Rebar, and PVC Pipe Only. NO plywood, sheet lumber, or cardboard.
- Judging – Based on Visual Impact, Artistic Merit, Execution, Originality, Detail/Technique/Craftsmanship, Difficulty and Overall Impression. 10 points possible for each category.
- Begins at 8am on THURSDAY before Winter Carnival
- Ordering Snow – Please call the City Department of Public Works (634-5580) between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm and they will deliver snow to your construction site on an “unscheduled” basis.
- This means snow delivery is not their top priority.
- Please order your snow 24-48 hours before it is needed and the city will make every effort to meet your request, BUT NO GUARANTEES!
- Maximum of 3 loads per delivery.
- They will not fill frames, dump on sidewalk or drive upon the sidewalk.
- They will dump snow next to sculpture for your use. Please make sure to mark the delivery location well.
- Department of Public Works will do their best to provide clean snow but not guaranteed.
- Department of Public Works will not take snow back if you decide it’s too much.
Idaho State Snow Sculpting Championships
Artists from all over the West will come to McCall to participate in the Annual Idaho Snow Sculpting Championship. This competition has an outstanding reputation for providing the opportunity for artist to create sculptures in a scale much larger than would be possible in any other medium. The artistic experience and the camaraderie with fellow artists makes this competition a truly fun and rewarding artistic experience.