On the Hunt for the Great Glebe Snowman

February 22, 2018 | by glebeadmin

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Don’t get too comfortable with this spring-like weather; the snow will be back – there is no question about that. And when it does, the Glebe will be ready.

We’re on the hunt for the ultimate snowman – and the brilliant creator(s) behind it. Start brainstorming ideas for your best snowperson now, and when Old Man Winter returns from his nap, get outside and bring your creation to life. By doing so, you could be crowned the Glebe’s inaugural Snowphy Trophy champion!

As part of Snowmania, we have a cool new contest that will give the winners not only bragging rights for the whole year, but a plaque honouring them on our new coveted Snowphy Trophy.

Snowmania – the Glebe’s annual Winterlude event – is a show of snow that encourages families, friends, schools and businesses in the Glebe to get out and take part in one of our great Canadian pastimes, building snowmen.

Carve out Frosty, Olaf, the infamous abominable snowman – or a one-of-a-kind snowperson straight from your imagination – and you could be crowned the official 2018 Snowphy Trophy Champion. Bring your creation to life your front lawn, in your school yard or at your favourite park. Make it a neighbourhood contest by challenging your neighbours. Or, get your friends and family out to see who can build the best Jack Frost.

Entering the contest is simple. All you need to do is follow these three simple steps:

Step 1: Build your best, most creative snowperson somewhere in the Glebe.
Step 2: Snap a picture of you with your chilly creation.
Step 3: Share your photo on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #OttSnowmania, and you’ll automatically be entered into the contest.

The winner will be selected by our official Snowphy Trophy jury – a panel of world-renowned snowman judges assembled from within the Glebe community. Beware: These judges are tough, unforgiving and can be a bit cold at times.

The winner will have their name, family name or team name engraved on the Snowphy Trophy, which will be displayed in the community year-round. And with this comes the title of the Glebe’s Greatest Snowman Builder and bragging rights for the year.

So, grab your button nose, two eyes made out of coal, and that old silk hat you found – and let’s see your creations begin to dance around.

Contest closes March 31, 2018.