Mongolian ice sculptors won a gold at the 28th International Snow Sculpture Championships, held in Denver, Colorado, USA, with a piece entitled “The Secret”. The Artist’s Choice Award went to another piece by Team Mongolia entitled “Time” at the annual event in Breckenridge, USA. Alongside 14 other teams, Mongolia worked a total of 65 hours for five days until January 27 without the use of power tools, internal support structures or colorants. This is the sixth year of Mongolian artists participating in the competition. In 2017, Artists Choice was split between the Mongolian teams. Also, the first place winner of both the Artist’s and People’s Choice Awards of the 23rd Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships Awards was Team Mongolia, whose “Mongolian Warriors” sculpture depicted life-like 13th-century warriors and their horses striding out of a solid 20-ton block base of snow. This year’s silver prize was awarded to Team China for their homage to “The Thinker” piece. Team USA won a bronze prize with their piece titled “Dance Divine”. Last year’s winner of the Snow Sculpture Championships was Team China, with a piece entitled “Mermaid”.
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