2018 Sapporo Snow Festival International Snow Sculpture Contest
The results of the 45th International Snow Sculpture Contest, held at the 69th Sapporo Snow Festival, were announced on February 8th. The winning team was Thailand with their work “Gai Chon”, which is a fighting rooster from Thai culture. The runner-up was Macao, using fish as a theme, under the name “Harmony”. Third place was the USA, fourth Finland, and fifth South Korea. 12 teams took part in this years contest, and they worked from February 4th to 7th sculpting. The imagination and detail in the sculptures, at Odori 11-chome site, is fascinating visitors to the Snow Festival.