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Youth Classic Rules/Guidelines

 

Ice Alaska Youth Classic
Frances and Clarence G. Beers
Youth Sculpting Park

Final Registration

Ice Alaska Youth Classic

12 - 5 p.m.

Mon. 3/14

Ice Park

Mandatory Safety Class

Youth Classic

TBA

Mon. 3/14

Ice Park

Start Competition

Youth Classic

9 a.m.

Tue. 3/15

Ice Park

End Competition

Youth Classic

6 p.m.

Fri. 3/18

Ice Park

Site Cleanup

Youth Classic

6 - 7 p.m.

Fri. 3/18

Ice Park

Judging

Youth Classic

8 p.m.

Fri. 3/18

Ice Park

Awards

Youth Classic Awards

8 p.m.

Sat. 3/19

Ice Park Stage

1.   OVERVIEW
2.   AWARDS
3.   TOOLS
4.   SCULPTING GUIDELINES
5.   MEALS AND LODGING
6.   SAFETY
7.   SAFETY CLASS

8.   PARENTAL CONSENT

9.   JUDGING
10. CATEGORIES
11. OWNERSHIP
12. CLOTHING AND OUTFITS (ADVISORY ONLY)
13. SAFETY CLASS

1.  COMPETITION OVERVIEW:
The Ice Alaska will have 20 (Twenty) spaces available. Teams may consist of 1 (one) or 2 (two) persons. The sculptor must be enrolled in school for the grades of 9th (ninth) up to 12th (grade), or closest equivalent in order to qualify for the competition. The teams must submit a drawing and/ or clay model to Ice Alaska for a juried panel for consideration for acceptance into the competition.

Ice block dimension:
One ice block, 3’ x 5’x 4,’ will be placed vertically, horizontally, or flat according to the sculptor’s request. The block weighs approximately 3,600 lbs. Once the ice block is placed, the sculpting team may not use motorized tools or equipment to move the block. Motorized vehicles may make minor adjustments to the block before the competition begins.

2.   AWARDS:
Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (Abstract or Realistic) Awards will consist of gift certificates

3.   TOOLS:
Ice Alaska will provide a tool kit for the sculpting team. Contestants will not be allowed to use chainsaws, but a qualified Ice Alaska person will be available to make a a few chinsaw cuts on the first day of competition.

The tool kit includes: 2 (two) ice chisels, 2 (two) sawhorses, and 2 (two) 2”x10” x 8’? boards. and an Ice Alaska Park Pass for each sculptor. Other non-electric tools may be used by the contestants, and Ice Alaska will provide dremels, irons, heat guns, and other specialized tools that may be checked out by the sculptors for use in the competition. Additionally, Ice Alaska will provide extension cords and working lights for each team. One pass will be made available to the parent/ legal guardian of the sculptor for entry into the park. All sculptors will receive a BP World Ice Art Classic T-shirt or sweatshirt, a certificate of participation, and a complimentary World Ice Art Championships program.

4.   SCULPTING GUIDELINES
:
The sculpture may only consist of the ice provided, snow, and water to qualify for judging. No artificial coloring, food coloring, additional lights, or props may be used. No one except the sculpting team may sculpt the ice block. No motorized equipment will be used to move or lift the ice blocks. Ice Alaska volunteers may assist the team to lift the blocks of ice, if requested by the team. However, Ice Alaska does not accept any responsibility for anything that may result in the volunteers moving the ice.

5.   MEALS AND LODGING:
Ice Alaska will provide meals for the sculptors during the competition. There will be additional warm drinks available outside the designated meal times. The sculptors must provide their own lodging during the competition.

6.   SAFETY: REMEMBER, SAFETY FIRST!
Each participant is responsible for his or her owns safety as well as the safety of other competitors and the general public. All sculptors are also responsible for the safety of their sculpture. The height of a sculpture must be less than its distance from the spectators’ path. The Site Director reserves the right to remove any sculptures, which he or she determines to be a safety hazard. ANY INFRACTION OF THE REGULATIONS BY SCULPTORS MAY LEAD TO THEIR DISQUALIFICATION.

7.   SAFETY CLASS:
All sculptors must attend a sculpting and safety class either through a school program, or an Ice Alaska-sponsored class. There will be an Ice Alaska class held on Monday, March 18, 9-3.

Teams must keep their sculpting sites clean. They are required to remove the ice chips and place them outside their site barrier. ICE ALASKA volunteers will then be responsible for removing the chips. Cleanliness of the work site is an important safety consideration, and the site official may at his or her discretion declare any site unsafe and require the team to stop work until the deficiency is corrected.

8.   PARENTAL CONSENT:

All participants must have a parent/ legal guardian sign a consent form to allow the sculptor to compete.
The sculptors must read, agree, and sign a health safety release form in order to participate. Ice Alaska does not accept any liability for any injuries that occur at the Ice Park. Ice sculpting is a hazardous activity, and all sculptors are informed and understand the dangers that are associated with this activity. No alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs will be allowed on Ice Alaska property. Any infractions of this rule will result in the violating team being disqualified; parental/ legal guardian notification and local law enforcement officials will be notified of the incident.

9.   JUDGING
:
The teams will decide which category their piece will be entered in on the entry form. The completed ice sculptures will be judged on a code of points by a 5 (five) judge panel. The team with the highest tabulated score will win the competition. The sculptures will be judged on their technical skill, overall artistic impression, and site presentation.

After the signal horn has sounded to end the competition, the sculptors must stop all work on their sculpture. Failure to stop when notified by Ice Alaska may result in disqualification. Sculptors must clean up their work site and the area around the sculpture, but may not work on the piece after the ending horn has sounded. . During the clean-up time, the team must make the site presentable for judging. There will be no scrap or extra ice in the immediate site and the tools must be removed. All sawhorses and boards will be removed from the site. Ice Alaska will collect the tools and all equipment provided. Sculptors may make barriers for their site for a rope to cordon off the sculpture. Teams may make an ice stanchion or display for their site for their names and ideas about the sculpture. This is placed after the judging is completed.

The sculptures will be judged under natural light with no colored lights. The jury will be viewed from all sides of the sculpture. After judging is completed, Ice Alaska will provide 2 (two) lights with colored gels to illuminate the piece. The sculpting team will choose where to place the lights and Ice Alaska will provide the closest colored gels possible to light the finished piece.

10. CATEGORIES
:
Abstract category rules:
Sculptures express themes, movement, or meaning through symbolic forms, which are not necessarily recognizable objects. The treatment may range from semi-abstract to stylized forms to absolute non-representation, with the major focus on the theme, movement, or meaning creatively expressed by the form, or simply the aesthetic appeal of the form itself.
Realistic category rules:
Sculptures are based on clearly recognizable objects or beings, whether real or imaginary, with the major focus on skillful technique.

11. OWNERSHIP
:
When completed, all sculptures become the property of ICE ALASKA, which retains exclusive rights to the sculptures and may use any pictures, photographs, videos or reproductions in any commercial application. Others interested in the use of the ice sculptures for commercial means must receive written approval for that use from ICE ALASKA.

12. CLOTHING AND OUTFITS (ADVISORY ONLY)
:
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE ADVISORY INFORMATION ONLY, NOT PART OF THE RULES.
Fairbanks, Alaska, always a great place to visit, can have extreme temperatures during the month of March. Clothing for sculpting should suit temperatures from above freezing to far below, such as -25°F = -32°C (or even ?40°F). The air is mostly dry and there is much sunshine. Skin cream and sun block are recommended. The central building at the ICE PARK features a separate dining hall for sculptors and staff, with hot meals, around-the-clock refreshment counters, drying facilities for gloves and boots, and toilets.

13. ARTIST'S SCHEDULE - YOUTH CLASSIC

Final Registration

Ice Alaska Youth Classic

12 - 5 p.m.

Mon. 3/16

Ice Park

Mandatory SAFETY CLASS

Youth Classic

TBA

Mon. 3/14

Ice Park

Start Competition

Youth Classic

9 a.m.

Tue. 3/15

Ice Park

End Competition

Youth Classic

6 p.m.

Fri. 3/18

Ice Park

Site Cleanup

Youth Classic

6 - 7 p.m.

Fri. 3/18

Ice Park

Judging

Youth Classic

8 p.m.

Fri. 3/18

Ice Park

Awards

Youth Classic Awards

8 p.m.

Sat. 3/19

Ice Park Stage