Dave Andrews works on his team's snow sculpture entitled "“The Doormaster,” depicting an an old man controlling worm holes ,Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Lake Geneva, Wisc. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
What could you sculpt from snow?
February 11, 2016
Fifteen teams of snow sculptors from 11 states gathered in Wisconsin to compete to be named the best in the nation.
The U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship went on for three days in February. It was held along Geneva Lake.
The Wisconsin team that won with "Arbor Amor" depicting two intertwined trees last year has split into two. The two teams competed against each other this year.
The teams receive a cylinder block of snow. It is eight feet in diameter and nine feet high. The teams can use only saws, axes and files. They can also use scaffolding, shovels and other homemade implements.
They are judged on creativity, technique and message.
The winner gets a trophy and an invite to an international snow sculpting competition.
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Why are the participants limited to certain tools?
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