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! 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.
2023 Sculpture Winners
Congratulations to our 2023 McCall Winter Carnival Local Snow Sculpture Contest Winners!
- First Place: Concrete Evolution + Sticky Rice ($2,000 prize)
- Second Place: Razzle Dazzle + Gravity + McCall Taekwondo ($1,500 prize)
- Third Place: Ensigns/McCall Rehab ($1,000 prize)
- Fourth Place: Bella Kitchen ($750 prize)
- First Place: Cafe 6 Three 4 ($2,000 prize)
- Second Place: Holiday Inn ($1,500 prize)
- Third Place: Best Western Plus ($1,000 prize)
- Fourth Place: Tamarack Resort ($750 prize)
2023 Sculpture Map
To participate in the Local Snow Sculpture Competition, please complete the sculpture application >>
Professional OR Amateur
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 – see us in 2023!
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.