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Snow-women win our snowman contest

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Jan. 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm with 2 Comments »
January 21, 2012 4:23 pm

Bringing a little fun to a week filled with weather woes, 52 talented snow-artists of all ages entered The News Tribune’s first ever Best Snowman Contest.

Maybe it was the cabin fever at work, but participants let their imaginations run wild.

Yes, there were traditional snowmen, ranging from small to huge, and including tributes to Raymond Briggs and Calvin and Hobbes.

And there were snow-women, including a couple in less-than-winter-friendly attire.

Other entries included a snow leopard, a snow lizard, a snow horse and even a snow-bot.

We asked readers to vote on their favorites in two age categories.

The winner of our kids division contest and overall top vote-getter was Maddy Rounds, 7, of Gig Harbor, for “Willow, the Snow Girl Fashionista.”

"Willow, the snow girl fashionista," By Maddy Rounds

“She said it needed crazy hair so it could be the snow version her, so she included her scarf, hair feather and gave her a blue dress, of course (Maddy’s favorite color…used blue food coloring in a spray bottle with water),” her mother, Kerry Rounds, emailed. “The hair is made up of twigs from our willow tree in our yard.”

The runner-up in the youth division with an elaborate Star Wars diorama “Obi Wan and Darth Battle on Hoth” was Silas, 8, of Tacoma.

"Obi Wan and Darth Battle on Hoth" by Silas

The winner in the teen/adult division, “Ms. Tacoma Shanaynay,” was hard to miss.

Ms. Tacoma Shanaynay, all 7 feet of her

“She is made of snow, eggplant, peppers, straw, a home-made scarf and of course a carrot,” said Cristina Thomas, who entered the giantess on behalf of her neighbors. “She is 129 inches tall and located in the Yakima pedestrian bridge. It took a whole neighborhood to build her!”

Runner up in the teen/adult category was ”Point and Laugh” by Cady North of Puyallup.

"Point and Laugh" by Cady North of Puyallup

The entries have been reduced to slush at this point, as all snow creatures eventually are. But you can see them frozen in their full glory on our online photo gallery.

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. Congratulations to all the winners.

    But I have SERIOUS concern about the voting procedures. At the beginning you could vote MORE THAN ONCE AND FOR MULTIPLE entrants, but by Friday afternoon it was no longer possible to vote for more than one entrant even though additional entries had been added. I think the only fair thing would be to give all entrants ‘free movie passes’ or cancel the contest.

  2. ptproudnative says:

    i agree!!!!!they should give everyone movie passes

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