Ice Carving Competition – Gallery Night – Sign up now!

The details… Happy Holidays Ice Carvers!

The 8th annual Ice Sculpting Competition, known as Sculptures on Ice will take place on Gallery Night which is Friday, January 21.

The sculpting will all take place in Catalano Square in the Historic Third Ward.

Good news – we added electric circuits throughout the park so we can fit a lot of sculptures in different places now and everything will be quite bright!

If you would like to participate please email me with your response by Wednesday, December 23.


You will have 8 hours to carve – 10am-6pm on Friday, January 21st.

This year’s theme is “The Wild Wild West”

Participants will receive 1 block of ice.

Judging Criteria:

1. Adherence to Theme

2. Creativity and Skill in Carving

3. Intricacy and Detail

4. “Subject” must be Recognizable

Prizes are as follows:

Group 1st – $500
Group 2nd – $300
Group 3rd – $100
Individual – $500
Individual – $300
Individual – $100

So that wraps it up. Any questions please do not hesitate to email me.

If you know of anyone who would like to carve that is new to our competition please send them my way.

Email me back the following:

1. Will you be competing? Individual or Group (I need all names in the group)

2. Do you need power for a chainsaw?

3. Do you need any ice picks or scrapers?

Contact email:
Contact name: Nancy O’Keefe