The international Ice sculpture competition celebrates its 31st anniversary ! It starts on thuesday 10th of january and ends on friday 13th of january. 

Like every years, it takes place in the hamlet “the Verneys”, 3 km from Valloire. Free shuttles will make rotations between Valloire and Les Verneys.

 

 

The contest starts on Tuesday 10th and it finishes on Friday 13th, 2023, at 12 pm.

From tuesday to friday, come and discover the artists at work, day and night

2023 Ice Sculpture Competition Program
TUESDAY JANUARY 10:
At 9 a.m.: Start of the Ice Sculpture competition.
 
FROM TUESDAY 10 TO THURSDAY 12 JANUARY,
Come see and encourage the sculptors day and night! Depending on the weather, the sculptures can be protected and therefore difficult to see during the day.
Introduction to ice sculpture from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
 
FRIDAY JANUARY 13:
Introduction to ice sculpture from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
12 p.m.: end of the competition
3 p.m.: passage of the jury
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Public and young public vote, on the site of the sculptures at Verneys
18: Prize giving followed by a show and fireworks.
On this occasion, additional free shuttles will rotate between Valloire and Les Verneys, at the usual stops, between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. After the show, the sculptures will remain lit on Friday and Saturday nights (depending on weather conditions).
 
After the show, the sculptures will remain lit on Friday and Saturday nights (depending on weather conditions).

 

The teams for the 2023 edition: *

GERMANY – LEVY Simone Carole – “Empathy”
BELGIUM – VAN BESIEN Maxime – “Winning strategy”
DENMARK – DUSAVITSKIY Gleb – “I believe I can fly”
SPAIN – JORDA Enrique – “Bubble flow”
ITALY – PERRON Maurizio – “Filter”
LITHUANIA – POVILIONIS Tautvilas – “Zzzzzzzip”
MEXICO – CHACON Antonio – “Awakening Butterfly”
MONGOLIA – KHASHBAATAR Solongo – “The inspires”
NETHERLANDS – RODERS Ludo – “Give your thoughts wings”
CZECH REP. – LASTOVICKA Jiri – “Last drop”
UK – THOMPSO Mark – “Moonage – Blue Moon”
TAIWAN – CHEN Jun-Rong – “Watchlisten”
TURKEY – KONAK Ceyhun – “Cubes”
UKRAINE – TKACHIVSKYI Ihor – “Eternal Dance”
FRANCE - DUCRET Maxime - "You will have a cup of tea"
FRANCE – LESIGNE Stéphane – “House of Cards”
FRANCE – MARSTONI André – “The Coccolithophore”
FRANCE – NOTTARIS Joël – “Let’s put on the armor”
FRANCE – VEUILLET Pascal – “Temporal transparency”
FRANCE - CALLON Pierre - "SOS"

*Number and teams may be subject to change

 

Free shuttle will make rotations between Valloire and Les Verneys.
After the show, the sculptures will be lighted until Sunday morning.

 

THE PRIZES
3 Jury Awards
1 Public Awards
1 Young Audience Award
1 Artist Awards
(the sculptors participating in the Competition
vote for their favorite sculpture)
1 Press Awards
1 Internet User Award

 

 

THE JURY

Christian BURGER – President of the Jury
Eric MARGERY (Sculptor Artist)
Philippe PEIGNIER 
Alberte RETORNAZ - Amateur artiste
Cyrille JULLIEN - carpenter
Lénaïk RETORNAZ - town councillor
Emmanuelle LACOSTE - Director of Valloire Tourisme and organiser of the contest

THE 2023 CONTEST PRIZES
JURY Prize
1st jury prize: “Zzzzzzip” – POVILIONIS Tautvilas – LITHUANIA
2nd Jury Prize: “The Inspire” KHASHBAATAR Solongo – MONGOLIA
3rd jury prize: “I believe I can fly” – DUSAVITSKIY Gleb – DENMARK

AUDIENCE Prize
“Zzzzzzip” – POVILIONIS Tautvilas – LITHUANIA

YOUNG AUDIENCE Prize
“Vous prendrez bien une tasse de thé ” – DUCRET Maxime – France

ARTISTS Prize
Tied: “Filter” – PERRON Maurizio – Italy
“Bubble Flow” – JORDA Enrique – SPAIN

INTERNATIONAL

  • 01 – Cubes

    01 – Cubes

    01 – Cubes

    KONAK Ceyhun

    Turkey
  • 02 - Moonage - Blue Moon

    02 - Moonage - Blue Moon

    02 - Moonage - Blue Moon

    THOMPSON Mark

    UK
  • 03 - Watch-listen

    03 - Watch-listen

    03 - Watch-listen

    CHEN Jun-Rong

    Taiwan
  • 04 - Papillon de réveil

    04 - Papillon de réveil

    04 - Papillon de réveil

    CHACON Antonio

    Mexico
  • 05 - The Inspire 2nd audience award

    05 - The Inspire

    05 - The Inspire

    KHASHBAATAR Solongo

    Mongolia
  • 07 - Give yout thoughts wings

    07 - Give yout thoughts wings

    07 - Give yout thoughts wings

    RODERS Ludo

    NETHERLANDS
  • 08 – Filter ex-aequo artist prize

    08 – Filter

    08 – Filter

    PERRON Maurizio

    ItalY
  • 09 -Dernière goutte

    09 -Dernière goutte

    09 -Dernière goutte

    LASTOVICKA Jiri

    CZECH REP
  • 10- Bubble Flow ex-aequo artist prize

    10- Bubble Flow

    10- Bubble Flow

    JORDA Enrique

    SPAIN
  • 11 - I believe I can fly 3rd Jury Prize

    11 - I believe I can fly

    11 - I believe I can fly

    DUSAVITSKIY Gleb

    DENMARK
  • 14 - Eternal Dance

    14 - Eternal Dance

    14 - Eternal Dance

    TKACHIVSKIY Ihor

    Ukraine
  • 17 – Empathy

    17 – Empathy

    17 – Empathy

    LEVY Simone Carole

    Germany
  • 19 – Zzzzzip 1st prize of the jury  audience award

    19 – Zzzzzip

    19 – Zzzzzip

    POVILIONIS Tautvilas

    LITHUANIA
  • 20 - Stratégie gagnante

    20 - Stratégie gagnante

    20 - Stratégie gagnante

    VAN BESIEN Maxime

    Belgium

01 – Cubes

  • 01_KONAK_portrait_243-2
  • 01_KONAK_474

01 – Cubes Turkey

02 - Moonage - Blue Moon

  • 02_THOMPSON_portrait_228-2
  • 2_THOMPSON_368
  • 02_THOMPSON_7255
  • 02_J4N_THOMPSON_703

02 - Moonage - Blue Moon UK

03 - Watch-listen

  • 03_CHEN_portrait_254-2
  • 03_CHEN_466
  • 03_CHEN_OK_680
  • 05_JORDA_J4_041

03 - Watch-listen Taiwan

04 - Papillon de réveil

  • 04_CHACON_portrait_247-2
  • 04_CHACON_471
  • 04_CHACON_7273

04 - Papillon de réveil Mexico

05 - The Inspire

2nd audience award

2nd audience award

  • 05_KHASHBAATAR_portrait_231-2
  • 5_KHASHBAATAR_363
  • 05_KHASHBAATAR_7288
  • 05_J4N_KHASHBAATAR_720

05 - The Inspire Mongolia

07 - Give yout thoughts wings

  • 07_RODERS_portrait_237-2
  • 07_RODERS_481
  • 07_RODERS_7294
  • 07_J4N_RODERS_737

07 - Give yout thoughts wings NETHERLANDS

08 – Filter

ex-aequo artist prize

ex-aequo artist prize

  • 08_PERRON_portrait_339
  • 08_PERRON_387
  • 08_PERRON_575
  • 08_J4N_PERRON_742

08 – Filter ItalY

09 -Dernière goutte

  • 09_LASTOVICKA_portrait_257-2
  • 9_LASTOVICKA_398
  • 09_LASTOVICKA_7214
  • 09_J4N_LASTOVICKA_744

09 -Dernière goutte CZECH REP

10- Bubble Flow

ex-aequo artist prize

ex-aequo artist prize

  • 10_JORDA_portrait_297-2
  • 10_JORDA_401
  • 10_J4_JORDA_641
  • 10_J4N_JORDA_750

10- Bubble Flow SPAIN

11 - I believe I can fly

3rd Jury Prize

3rd Jury Prize

  • 11_DUSAVITSKIY_portrait_294-2
  • 11_DUSAVITSKY_358
  • 10_JORDA_7219
  • 11_J4N_DUSAVITSKIY_758

11 - I believe I can fly DENMARK

14 - Eternal Dance

  • 14_TKACHIVSKYI_portrait_261-2
  • 14_TKACHIVSKYO_415
  • 13_NOTTARIS_7230
  • 14_J4N_TKACHIVSKYI_772

14 - Eternal Dance Ukraine

17 – Empathy

  • 17_LEVY_portrait_250-2
  • 17_LEVY_519

17 – Empathy Germany

19 – Zzzzzip

1st prize of the jury

1st prize of the jury

 audience award

audience award

  • 19_POVILIONIS_portrait_334
  • 19_POVILIONIS_439
  • 19_POVILIONIS_669
  • 19_J4N_POVILIONIS_795

19 – Zzzzzip LITHUANIA

20 - Stratégie gagnante

  • 20_VAN_BESIEN_portrait_279-2
  • 20_VANBESIEN_447
  • 20_VAN_BESIEN_770
  • 20_J4N_VAN_BESIEN_796

20 - Stratégie gagnante Belgium

National

  • 06 – SOS

    06 – SOS

    06 – SOS

    CALLON Pierre

    France
  • 12 - Transparence temporelle

    12 - Transparence temporelle

    12 - Transparence temporelle

    VEUILLET Pascal

    France
  • 13 - Posons l'armure

    13 - Posons l'armure

    13 - Posons l'armure

    NOTTARIS Joël

    France
  • 15 - Château de cartes

    15 - Château de cartes

    15 - Château de cartes

    LESIGNE Stéphane

    France
  • 16 - Vous prendrez bien une tasse de thé Young Audience Award

    16 - Vous prendrez bien une tasse de thé

    16 - Vous prendrez bien une tasse de thé

    DUCRET Maxime

    France
  • 18- Le Coccolithophore

    18- Le Coccolithophore

    18- Le Coccolithophore

    MARASTONI André

    France

06 – SOS

  • 06_CALLON_portrait_274-2
  • 06_CALLON_478
  • 06_CALLON_7291
  • 06_J4N_CALLON_728

06 – SOS France

12 - Transparence temporelle

  • 12_VEUILLET_portrait_288-2
  • 12_VEUILLET_505
  • 12_VEUILLET_582
  • 12_J4N_VEUILLET_765

12 - Transparence temporelle France

13 - Posons l'armure

  • 13_NOTTARIS_portrait_330
  • 13_NOTTARIS_509
  • 12_VEUILLET_7227
  • 13_J4N_NOTTARIS_768

13 - Posons l'armure France

15 - Château de cartes

  • 15_LESIGNE_portrait_303-2
  • 15_LESIGNE_418
  • 15_LESIGNE_656
  • 15_J4N_LESIGNE_776

15 - Château de cartes France

16 - Vous prendrez bien une tasse de thé

Young Audience Award

Young Audience Award

  • 16_DUCRET_portrait_300-2
  • 16_DUCRET_517
  • 16_DUCRET_657
  • 16_J4N_DUCRET_779

16 - Vous prendrez bien une tasse de thé France

18- Le Coccolithophore

  • 18_MARASTONI_portrait_289-2
  • 18_MARASTONI_437
  • 18_MARASTONI_portrait_664
  • 18_J4N_MARASTONI_789

18- Le Coccolithophore France