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Snowcastles of Newcastle

A Gift of Art is pleased to announce the Snowcastles of Newcastle contest! Taking place on Saturday March 4th at the Clarington Public Library (Newcastle branch) individuals and teams will create an original snowcastle sculpture in a designated space. Sculptures will be judged on design, process, structural soundness, and overall creativity. Fantastic prizes to be won! So gather your team, shovels and snow gear for this cool competition! Whether you are a professional snowcastle artist, or a family looking for a fun filled day, we would love to see your creations! No snow? No problem! In the event Mother Nature does not decide to join us, we will create castles out of mixed recyclables!

Warming Centres will be provided both in the Library and A Gift of Art.

Prizes will be awarded in every category with a Grand Prize of $500.00!

Details and Contest Rules

Categories include:

    • Professionals
    • Family (team may consist of adults and children)
    • Adults, including seniors whether formed in teams or as individuals
    • Children and Youth (team only consists of children under 18)


    • All individuals and teams must register in advance; using the Register Online button below; in person at 187 King Ave. E.; or via email: [email protected]
    • All snowcastle sculptures must be completed onsite during the competition date and time: Saturday March 4th 2023 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
    • Participants must bring their own snow gear, and tools/equipment (ex. Shovels, buckets, etc.)
    • Contestants will be provided a 10X10’ space in which to create a snowcastle . Snow from that space should be used primarily BUT some back up snow will be available if there is a shortage.
    • In the event of no snow, the competition would be to construct a castle out of any collection of mixed recyclables. Participants would bring their own materials (ex. Cardboard, egg cartons, etc.)
    • Castles will be judged based on design, process, structural soundness, and overall creativity
    • Prizes will be distributed Sunday March 5th 2023

More than just Snowcastles!

From 11 am to 3 pm we’ll have lots of other fun activities:

    • Crafts for kids!
    • Horse drawn carriage rides
    • Bouncy castles
    • A visit from Haute Goat farm
    • Wildlife rescue display
    • J&K Sugar Shack
    • Caricatures
    • Food Castle Food Bank

Snowcastles of Newcastles has ended and registration is closed.

UPDATE: We WILL have snow!

Many thanks to Brimacombe and Taylor’s Sand and Gravel for delivering fresh snow for the Snowcastles Contest. Between their generous support and Mother Nature’s promised snowstorm – we WILL have snow for the Contest on March 4!

Snowcastles of Newcastle
Snowcastles of Newcastle

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