International Ice Carving Competition January 24 to 26, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Ice On Whyte

 
International Ice Carving Competition January 24 to 26, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Ice On Whyte
International Ice Carving Competition
                January 24 to 26, 2018
            Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
International Ice Carving Competition January 24 to 26, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Ice On Whyte
INTERNATIONAL ICE CARVING COMPETITION
The Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival brings the beauty of ice carving to the tourist destination of Old
Strathcona, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from January 25 to 28 and February 1 to 4, 2018.
The International Ice Carving Competition is the “opening act” for the festival. The competition begins on
Wednesday, January 24 and end on Friday, January 26.
We are thrilled to invite 10 two-person teams of professional ice carving artists from around the world to
enter the competition.
The competition begins on Wednesday at 8 am and ends on Friday at 2 pm. Sculptures will be judged on
Friday, January 26 and awards are presented at approximately 6 pm.
Registrations are accepted until December 1, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

CANADA CUP OF ICE CARVING
The Canada Cup of Ice Carving showcases the best ice carving talent at the
three International Ice Carving Competitions in Canada - Winterlude in
Ottawa, Ice Magic in Lake Louise and the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival in
Edmonton.
In 2018, the Canada Cup of Ice Carving will be held at Ice Magic in Lake
Louise.
The Canada Cup of Ice Carving comes to the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival
in 2019.

                                                      Congratulations to
                                                      Samuel Girault from
                                                      France & Michal Mizula
                                                      from Poland for winning the Canada Cup at Winterlude
                                                      in Ottawa in 2017!
                                                      We wish Egor Stepanov and Alexey Andreev of Team
                                                      Sakha our best as they represent the Boardwalk Ice on
                                                      Whyte Festival at the 2018 Canada Cup at Ice Magic in
                                                      Lake Louise.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Wanda Bornn, Festival Producer
Office: 780-758-5878
Mobile: 780-446-8382
Email: wanda@iceonwhyte.ca
International Ice Carving Competition January 24 to 26, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Ice On Whyte
REGISTRATION & ELIGIBILITY
      The online application MUST be completed by Friday, December 1, 2017.
      To qualify for the competition, your sketch and the title of your piece MUST be submitted by Friday,
       December 15, 2017.
      Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter the competition.
      If you are a new applicant, please include a summary of ice carving experience, list of awards from other
       competitions and a photo of previous ice carving.
      Teams will be selected based on previous ice carving experience, your application sketch and past
       participation.
      Participation will be confirmed by email by Friday, December 22, 2017.

COMPETITION DETAILS
The Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival does not have a theme for you to adhere to, we just want you to create
your very best work of ice carving art!

    MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS                                  10 TEAMS

    NUMBER OF BLOCKS OF ICE                               15 BLOCKS OF CLINEBELL ICE PER TEAM

    ALLOTTED TIME                                         34 HOURS

    MINIMUM CARVING HEIGHT                                2.1 M (7’)

    MAXIMUM CARVING HEIGHT                                3.05 M (10’)

    CARVING AREA                                          4.572 M X 6.1 M (15’ X 20’)

    ICE BLOCK SIZE                                        1 M X 50 CM X 25 CM (40” X 20” X 10”)

    ICE BLOCK WEIGHT                                      135 KG (297 LBS)

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

    SCAFFOLDING                                            1 SET PER TEAM

    STEPLADDER                                             1 PER TEAM

    POWER                                                  ONE 120 V 15-AMP OUTLET

    LIGHTING                                               ONE SET PER TEAM

    TARP                                                   ONE PER TEAM

    WATER BUCKET                                           ONE PER TEAM

    NORTH AMERICAN STANDARD CHAIN SAW                      BY REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL TEAMS

    ONE BLOCK OF ICE TO EXCHANGE                           BY REQUEST AS PER COMPETITION RULES
International Ice Carving Competition January 24 to 26, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Ice On Whyte
TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDITIONS
   Complete and submit the artist online registration form by December 1, 2017.
   Submit design sketch and title of piece by December 15, 2017.
   Attend the artist orientation dinner on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
   A lottery draw at the orientation will determine each team’s sculpture location in the carving area.
   Carvers must supply their own tools and equipment. Access will be given to one 120V 15-amp outlet
    (North American Standard) . Electric chains saws may be requested by international competitors on the
    application form. Carvers may use only one electrical tool at a time.
   No generators, props, coolants or coolers (with the exception of dry ice as approved by the judges and
    supplied by the Festival), colouring or special lights are permitted.
   Each competitor must follow all participation rules and guidelines according to nationally established
    rules and guidelines as administered by the judges.
   Safety First! In order to ensure the safety of all participants, health and safety measures are applicable.
   No helpers are allowed in the carving area unless approved by a judge.
   All allocated blocks of ice must be used and carved on all sides.
   Snow made from your original allotment of ice may be used, no artificial props, decoration or colouring of
    ice is allowed.
   No sponsor logos or material may be displayed in the carving area or on the sculptures except sponsor
    identification on clothing.
   Organizers reserve the right to disqualify carvers who produce sculptures that are considered to be in
    poor taste or commercial in character.
   Artists must remove all tools, cardboard, extra ice and debris from their allocated carving area at the end
    of every competition day and ensure that the carving is ready for judging at the end of the competition.
    The Festival’s site staff will be available to assist with cardboard, ice and debris removal.
   Competition organizers are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen tools and equipment.

WEATHER
The Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival’s competition will be held in a giant tent. This will mitigate conditions
for very warm or very cold temperatures. All decisions regarding carving in adverse weather conditions will be
made at the orientation by the judges and artists. This decision is final and will be adhered to by the
competitors for the duration of the competition.

SAFETY
In order to ensure the safety of all participants, health and safety
measures are applicable for this event. Artists must wear personal
protective equipment. Safety boots, pants or chaps with ballistic nylon
inserts, chainsaw gloves, hearing protection, protective eyewear and
any other relevant health and safety equipment are strongly
recommended.
The judges are aware of the importance of health and safety at this
event and, should a lack of personal protective equipment or dangerous
work methods be noted, they will issue warnings which may result in point reduction or disqualification.
International Ice Carving Competition January 24 to 26, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Ice On Whyte
CARVING SCHEDULE
The final carving schedule will be provided in the artist information package. Organizers and judges reserve
the right to modify the schedule.
                                         ALL DAY                                 ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS AND JUDGES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
                                         7:30 PM TO 9 PM                         WELCOME DINNER & ORIENTATION

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24                    8 AM TO 10 PM                           COMPETITION

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25                     8 AM TO 10 PM                           COMPETITION

                                         8 AM TO 2 PM                            COMPETITION
                                         2 PM                                    JUDGING
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
                                         6 PM                                    AWARDS PRESENTATION
                                         7:30 PM                                 ARTIST FAREWELL RECEPTION

JUDGING CRITERIA
Each category is judged separately. Three experienced judges will rate the sculptures according to the criteria
below. The judging will be by consensus as the judges will discuss the scores of each sculpture. The
sculptures must remain standing until the judging process is complete. Judging may take up to 3 hours.

OVERALL                     FIRST IMPRESSION                 10 POINTS    THE SCULPTURE IS ATTRACTIVE AT FIRST SITE

SKILL                       STRUCTURE                        15 POINTS    USE OF ICE, BUILDING THE SCULPTURE

SKILL                       SKILL AND TECHNIQUE              15 POINTS    CARVING AND TECHNICAL SKILL, CHALLENGE INVOLVED

SKILL                       DETAILS                          15 POINTS    APPROPRIATE DETAILS IN DESIGN, DESIGN REFINEMENT

ARTISTRY                    CONCEPT AND DESIGN               15 POINTS    PROPORTION, UNITY OF COMPOSITION, DESIGN FLOW

ARTISTRY                    CREATIVITY                       15 POINTS    ORIGINALITY

ARTISTRY                    ARTISTIC MERIT                   15 POINTS    OVERALL BEAUTY, LASTING IMPRESSION

TOTAL                                                        100 POINTS

PRIZES & HONOURARIA
All Teams                                $1000 Honourarium                       Certificate of Participation

1st Place                                $1000 & Medal                           Reserved spot for 2019 Canada Cup

2nd Place                                $750 & Medal                            Reserved spot for 2019 competition

3rd Place                                $500 & Medal                            Reserved spot for 2019 competition

Metro News People’s Choice Award         voting will continue to Feb 4           trophy awarded in 2019

Artist Choice Award                      Gift
ARTIST SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION

                                                               ARTIST RESPONSIBILITY
TO AND FROM EDMONTON
                                                               INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS MAY APPLY FOR TRAVEL HONOURARIUM

TO AND FROM EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT                     ICE ON WHYTE WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION

TO AND FROM HOTEL AND ICE ON WHYTE FESTIVAL                    ICE ON WHYTE WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION

ACCOMMODATIONS

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS                                          4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS, ONE TEAM PER ROOM (JAN 23 TO 26)

CANADIAN ARTISTS                                               3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS, ONE TEAM PER ROOM (JAN 23 TO 25)

Meals                          Breakfast                       Lunch                           Dinner

TUESDAY, JAN 23                                                                                ORIENTATION & DINNER

WEDNESDAY, JAN 24              HOTEL BREAKFAST                 ONSITE CATERED MEAL             ONSITE CATERED MEAL

THURSDAY, JAN 25               HOTEL BREAKFAST                 ONSITE CATERED MEAL             ONSITE CATERED MEAL

FRIDAY, JAN 26                 HOTEL BREAKFAST                 ONSITE CATERED MEAL             FAREWELL RECEPTION

2017 PARTICIPANTS
Back Row: Mike Dunlop - BC; Valeriy Batalov & Eduard Ponomarenko - Russia; Maija Puncule & Karlis Ile - Latvia;
Dominika Jarczok - Poland; Julio Martinez - Mexico; Edith van de Wetering - the Netherlands; Rusty Cox - BC;
Steve Buzak - Edmonton; Wilfred Stijger - the Netherlands; Eileen Heidler - Judge; Ikuo Kanbayashi - Lead Judge.
Front Row: Alexey Andreev & Egor Stepanov - Republic of Sakha in Russia; Kee Gawah - Malaysia; Austin Greenleaf - USA;
Junichi Nakamura - Japan; Wanda Bornn - Festival Producer.
Missing from photo: Ken Harper - BC, Kim Fjordbotten - Judge.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER AND INDEMNITY
I understand and recognize that my participation in the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival’s International Ice Carving
Competition involves certain risks. I hereby undertake to act in a responsible and safe manner at all times while
participating in the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival International Ice Carving Competition.
Release of Liability
I hereby release and forever discharge the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival, its employees, officers, directors, agents,
volunteers, its members or any other person for whom the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival is responsible from any and
all liability for any injury (including death) and/or property damage that I could sustain arising out of or in relation to
my participation in the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival International Ice Carving Competition.
Waiver
I hereby waive any right I have to make any demand or claim and to commence any action or lawsuit against the
Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival for any injury (including death) and/or property damage that I could sustain arising out
of or in relation to my participation in the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival International Ice Carving Competition. I
further waive any right I might have to make any demand or claim and to commence any action or lawsuit against any
other person or corporation who might, in turn make a demand or claim or commence any action against the Boardwalk
Ice on Whyte Festival.
Permission Regarding Photographs, Images, Video and Media
I hereby grant to the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival and those authorized on their behalf, the right and unrestricted
and perpetual permission, in repost of pictures of film footage that they, through their photographers and/or
contractors and/or other participants in the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival International Ice Carving Competition,
have taken of me or in which I may be included with others during my participation in the competition and/or of the
sculpture I have created, and in respect of comments I have made or written in my participation the competition, to
use, to publish or broadcast and/or to authorize a third party to use, publish or broadcast the same in whole or in part in
any and all media and for any purpose whatsoever, to alter said picture and footage and to use my name in connection
therewith if the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival so choose. Furthermore, I grant to the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte
Festival and those authorized on their behalf, the right and permission to use all or part of the personal information
that I provide, for the purpose of publishing a biography of myself and/or my work. The Boardwalk Ice on Whyte
Festival has my consent to use, publish and broadcast all or part of such information in all media formats for
promotional purposes and communication to the public.
I hereby release and discharge the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival from any and all claims and demands arising out of
or in connection with the use of photographs, personal information, film footage or comments, including without
limitation, any and all claims for libel or invasions of privacy.
Consent
I declare that I have read and understood this document in its entirety and consent to the foregoing. This document
shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.
Please indicate that you have read, understand and consent to the Release of Liability, Waiver and indemnity in the
online registration form.
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