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Lviv Holds Ice Sculpture Contest

Ice Sculpture ContestWestern Ukrainian gem holds an ice sculpture competition on its main square Ploshcha Rynok for the first time . The contest will take place in Lviv on January 19-20, 2013. The ice fantasy themed competition will feature the best ice sculptors from western Ukraine.

Seven pre-selected sculptors will compete in the final, with the judge panel of Lviv’s best artists, deciding on the most skilled sculptor in the competition. The criteria the judges will take into consideration include the sculpture matching the preliminary sketch, efficient use of the materials, the first impression of the work and the idea behind it, how detailed and sophisticated the work is, symmetry, proportions and composition of the work, as well as the fineness of the ice processing.

The winner will be awarded with a prize by the sponsor of the event, tool manufacturer Stihl.

Besides the actual sculpture display, the event will involve a fire show, entertainment for children and a festive concert.

Ice sculpture is a popular subject for winter exhibitions in Ukraine. For example, on January 2-27, 2013, the capital of Ukraine presents an unusual display of timeless beauty – flower arrangements inside ice sculptures.

When: January 19-20, 2013

Where: Ploshcha Rynok, Lviv