INTERNATIONAL ICE CARVING COMPETITION JANUARY 22 TO 24, 2020 EDMONTON, ALBERTA - Ice On Whyte
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2019 Artist Choice Award Winner Roarrr!!! By The Baisas Brothers – Ross Baisas & Antonio Baisas INTERNATIONAL ICE CARVING COMPETITION JANUARY 22 TO 24, 2020 EDMONTON, ALBERTA
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 23 to February 2, 2020. The International Ice Carving Competition is the “opening act” for the festival. The competition begins on Wednesday, January 22 and ends on Friday, January 24. 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 12 pm. Sculptures will be judged on Friday, January 24th and awards are presented at approximately 4:30 pm. Registrations are accepted until December 8, 2020. 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 2020, the Canada Cup of Ice Carving will be hosted by Winterlude in Ottawa just after Boardwalk Ice on Whyte. Team Sakha – Egor Stepanov & Alexey Andreev from the Republic of Sakha, Russia won the 2019 Canada Cup of Ice Carving with their piece Happy Childhood. We wish them the best as they represent Boardwalk Ice on Whyte at the Canada Cup of Ice Carving in 2020 in Ottawa. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Jill Roszell, Interim Festival Producer Phone: 780-758-5878 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: 10447 86 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 2M4
REGISTRATION & ELIGIBILITY Complete the online application by December 8, 2019. To qualify for the competition, your sketch and the title of your piece MUST be submitted by December 20, 2019. 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 15, 2019. 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 OF 2 ARTISTS PER TEAM 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 3.048M X 6.1 M (10’ 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
TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDITIONS Complete and submit the artist online registration form by December 8, 2019. Submit design sketch and title of piece by December 20, 2019. Attend the artist orientation dinner on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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, if needed, 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 covered 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.
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 21, 2020 8 PM TO 9:30 PM WELCOME DINNER & ORIENTATION WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 8 AM TO 10 PM COMPETITION THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020 7 AM TO 10 PM COMPETITION 7 AM TO 12 PM COMPETITION 12 PM JUDGING FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 12:30 PM ARTIST FAREWELL LUNCH 3 PM CHEQUE CASHING AT THE BANK 4:30 PM AWARDS PRESENTATION 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 CDN Honourarium Certificate of Participation 1st Place $1000 CDN & Medal Reserved spot for 2021 Canada Cup 2nd Place $750 CDN & Medal Reserved spot for 2021 competition 3rd Place $500 CDN & Medal Reserved spot for 2021 competition Metro News People’s Choice Award voting will continue to Feb 3 trophy awarded in 2020 Artist Choice Award $200 CDN
ARTIST SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ARTIST RESPONSIBILITY TO AND FROM EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS MAY APPLY FOR TRAVEL HONOURARIUM TO AND FROM EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BUS STATION 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 21 TO 25) CANADIAN ARTISTS 4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS, ONE TEAM PER ROOM (JAN 21 TO 25) Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner TUESDAY, JAN 21 ORIENTATION & DINNER WEDNESDAY, JAN 22 HOTEL BREAKFAST ONSITE CATERED MEAL ONSITE CATERED MEAL THURSDAY, JAN 23 HOTEL BREAKFAST ONSITE CATERED MEAL ONSITE CATERED MEAL FRIDAY, JAN 24 HOTEL BREAKFAST OFF-SITE CATERED MEAL FAREWELL RECEPTION 2019 PARTICIPANTS Artists• Egor Stepanov & Alexey Andreev• Yoshinobu Nakadera & Shawn Hutzul• Wilfred Stijger & Edith Van De Wetering• Ross Baisas & Antonio Baisas • Julio Martinez & Kee Gawah • Karlis Ile & Maija Puncule • Eduard Ponomarenko & Valeriy Batalov • Niels Brouwers & Thomas Weijenberg • Ken Harper & Mike Dunlop • Steve Buzak & Scott Harrison Judges• Lead Judge: Kuo Kanbayashi• Judges: Pat Galbraith, Kim Fjordbotten, and Amber Rooke
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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