Snow Sculpting Artist Applications Available Online

By: From the Rockford Park District
By: From the Rockford Park District

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford Park District issues a call to artists interested in participating in the 26th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition scheduled for January 18-21, 2012 at Sinnissippi Park, 1401 N. Second Street, Rockford.

Teams from around the state will compete in Rockford for the right to represent Illinois in the U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition. Each sculpting team must consist of no more than three members, age 18 or older, who are current Illinois residents; amateurs and professionals are eligible.

High school sculpting teams are also wanted to compete in their own division January 19-21 in conjunction with the state event.

Applications for adult and high school divisions are available to download now from Deadlines to submit entry forms and sketches of proposed sculptures are: by 5:00 p.m. October 11, 2011 for high school teams, and by 5:00 p.m. November 11, 2011 for state (adult) teams.

Entries can be delivered to either Park District Customer Service location: downtown at Webbs Norman Center, 401 S. Main St., Rockford, or Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park.

Entries are also accepted by e-mail and fax (see application forms for details).There is no entry fee to participate, and notification of acceptance status will be given by November 14, 2011 for adult teams, and by October 12, 2011 for high school teams.

For those unable to download an application, please contact John Beck at 815-987-1636 or For more information, including information on accessibility for people with disabilities, call 815-987-8800.

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