Thursday 26. January / 2023

The class from Ikšķile secondary school wins the collage competition of the Ice Sculpture Festival

The collage competition of the International Ice Sculpture Festival received 55 applications from all over the Latvia this year. By creatively interpreting the theme "Ice sculpture of my dreams", the 4th e class of Ikškile secondary school in Ogre region became the winners of the competition.



This year, collages were sent in from Limbaži, Īslīce, Riga, Salaspils, Jēkabpils, Dobele, Ludza, Jelgava and other Latvian cities. It was not easy for the jury commission to choose the authors of the most relevant and interesting artwork. The children interpreted the theme of the contest in different ways - for some, their dream sculpture were their favorite characters from fairy tales and movies. On the other hand, others saw ice sculptures in everyday things – vehicles, animals found in nature, flowers or trees. The jury especially appreciated the fact that the children used different techniques and even three dimensions when creating collages.

After several rounds of review of submitted works, the 4th e class of Ikškile secondary school, which created the collage "Miera dūja" (Dove of peace), was chosen as the winner. Pupils win invitations and fully paid transport services to get to the 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival in Jelgava.


Promotional prizes - invitations to the 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival in Jelgava are won by the 1st - 4th grade group of the Ziemelvalstu secondary school; 2nd and 3rd grade of Birzgale elementary school; Jurmala State secondary school 1st - 4th grade club group; grades 1, 3 and 4 of Pastende Elementary School; as well as the 2nd c class of Dobele secondary school.

It will be possible to view the submitted collage contest works in the foyer of the 2nd floor of the Jelgava Culture House from February 1st to 28th. The exhibition will also be available to visitors during the 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival from February 3rd to 5th from 10 AM to 9 PM.


The Ice Sculpture Festival in Jelgava takes place from February 3rd to 5th where 80 tons of crystal clear ice used to create more than 60 ice objects exhibited at the festival. Visitors will also be able to follow exciting demonstration duels and enjoy a wide cultural program with Latvian and Lithuanian musicians.

Tickets are available at all "Bilešu paradize" box offices and on the website Cheaper in pre-sale until February 2!


The International Ice Sculpture Festival is organized by the city of Jelgava and the institution "Kultūra" in cooperation with the companies "Ramirent" and "Husqvarna".



Take note! Visitors to the International Ice Sculpture Festival are cautioned not to bring pets, dogs will not be allowed in the event area. It is allowed to photograph and film sightseeing objects, but it is forbidden to fly unmanned aircraft or drones over the event area without coordination with the municipality.

By arriving at the event, the visitor agrees to be filmed and photographed. Recorded material may be broadcast, reproduced and distributed without restriction.

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