THE TEAMS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SNOW SCULPTING COMPETITION BALTIC SNOW CALL, FEATURING WORLD FAMOUS SNOW SCULPTORS.
BALTIC SNOW CALL 2018 is a snow sculpting competition for Baltic sea countries. The competition brings together top sculptors from the region to battle over gold and glory in Nallikari, Oulu Finland 21.-25.2.2018. This one of a kind snow sculpting competition in Finland is an invitation-only –event and it’s a part of the International Association of Snow and Ice Sculpture’s (AISNG) official event calendar.
TOP PROFESSIONAL SNOW SCULPTORS TO NALLIKARI, OULU
Baltic Snow Call 2018 created a lot of interest all over the world right after its announcement. 10 teams from around the Baltic sea were invited to participate, but many other teams showed interest from almost every continent. According to the international event calendar, Baltic Snow Call is the region’s largest snow sculpting competition.
”The competition is unique and interest towards the event surprised also the arrangers. In addition to the invited countries, teams contacted our event from Mexico, USA, Thailand, and China. Nevertheless, we stuck to the original plan and this year’s participants, apart from one exception, are coming from the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea” –Janne Andberg¸ head of the contest.
The invited teams are coming from: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia. A world-renowned team from China was invited to team Denmark’s place. All of the teams represent the top tier of their respective countries and are renowned in international competitions around the world.
”All of the teams are very skilled and include some of the world’s best snow sculptors. For example, the German group, Team Black Forest, has been sculpting together for over 14 years and they have won competitions for example at Lake Tahoe, USA, and Nayoro, Japan. They have also sculpted the world’s first interactive snow sculpture in Canada 2016.“, Janne Andberg explains, and also continues: “They are waiting excitedly for Baltic Snow Call, Finnish sauna, salty licorice and they hope to meet Finnish ice hockey players during their visit.”
The event, held in Nallikari, Oulu is sought after also within many top sculptors – the event marks the first international snow sculpting competition in Finland in decades. Each participating team is introduced to the event’s website. The introductions include the team itself, their history, merits and why they chose Snow Call. On the page are also team introductions as well as pictures from previous sculptures.