12th International Straw and Hay Sculpture Contest : from 25th 30 of June 2024 !

Valloire organises a unique artistic event in France, which is both fun and linked to the mountains. Come and discover works of art made by sculptors from all over the world ! You can admire those sculptures all summer long in Les Verneys, Valloire.

Entrants have a free choice of theme, but they must create a sculpture, which is a construction filled and covered with straw and hay.

12 giant sculptures will be built by teams of 2 sculptors on the Les Verneys plateau, in Valloire. They will be on display throughout the summer.

 

Contest begins: Tuesday 25th June at 9:00am
Contest ends: Sunday 30 July at noon

Thursday, june 25th: sculptures and music. From 9:00 p.m. concert on the site of the sculptures.

Sunday, July 2th:

Thursday June 27 at 9 p.m.: Concert on the sculpture site. A concert will be given. Refreshment bar offered by the 902 association.
Sunday June 30: For security reasons, the site is closed to the public until 1 p.m. (end of competition 12 p.m.)
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Vote for the public prize and the youth prize at the Tourist Office or on the sculpture site
At 5:30 p.m.: competition prize ceremony on the competition website.

Teams participating in the 2024 edition

– ARGENTINA – PINERO Gabriel Adrian and OPAZO MOLINA Herman Maurizio “Kai Kai Treng Treng, The Force of Nature”.
– ARMENIA – GEVORGYAN Mels and SARGSYAN Anahit “The Return
– BELGIUM – VAN BESIEN Maxime and VEUILLET Pascal “Une Danse Eternelle” (An Eternal Dance)
– CANADA – MELOCHE Thomas and GAGNON Joelle “A l’origine du monde : la grand-mère du Fjord” (At the origin of the world: the grandmother of the Fjord)
– FINLAND – KUKLINA Ekaterina and KUKLIN Egor “Never Give Up
– FINLAND – ANDBERG Janne and MANNINEN Arto “The Chat
– ITALY – CACEFFO Stefano and LOCOCO Francesco “Cerchiamoci
– MEXICO – RAMIREZ PEREYRA Carlos Miguel and TURNER Adam “Un aperçu d’espoir” (A glimpse of hope)
– PHILIPPINES – BAISAS Ross and BAISAS Marites “The last ROARRR!!!”
– UKRAINE – KUTSEVYCH Bogdan and CALVILLO Francisco “Haute Couture
– FRANCE – GONZALEZ Pablo and LE PONNER Maxime “Abyssos Infernalis
– FRANCE – COURNIL Mickaël and PROSPERO Gaël “Jasmine Kusudama”

THE PRIZES – 2023

JURY’S PRIZE :

  • 1st Prize « Plus lourd que l’air » – Jiri Lastrovicka / Karel Vancura  – REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE
  • 2nd Prize « Contraintes » – Michel Brossard / David Segui – FRANCE
  • 3rd Prize – Aequo  « La Balan-cygne de l’anse aux foins » – Thomas Meloche / Joelle Gagnon – CANADA
  •                                       «  Fragments » – Eric Margery / Christian Blanchard – FRANCE

 

  • PUBLIC PRIZE : « La Balan-cygne de l’anse aux foins» – Thomas Meloche / Joelle Gagnon – CANADA

 

  • YOUTH PRIZE : « La Balan-cygne de l’anse aux foins » – Thomas Meloche / Joelle Gagnon – CANADA

 

  • ARTIST’S PRIZE : « Plus lourd que l’air » – Jiri Lastrovicka / Karel Vancura – REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

 

  • INTERNET’S PRIZE : PEIGNIER Philippe / BAZELAIRE Laëtitia  « Saute-mouton »

THE JURY:
• Alain LOVATO – President – President of the Rhone-Alpes Visual Arts Centre
• Christian BURGER – Sculptor and Artistic Arbitrator for the Contest
• Roselyne ERUTTI – Sculptor
• Alberte RETORNAZ – Amateur artist
• Cyrille JULLIEN – Carpenter
• Lenaïk RETORNAZ – Town councillor
• Emmanuelle LACOSTE -Valloire Tourisme director and Contest organiser.

Teams 2024

  • Kai Kai Treng Treng, The Force of Nature

    Kai Kai Treng Treng, The Force of Nature

    Kai Kai Treng Treng, The Force of Nature

    PINERO Gabriel Adrien / OPAZO MOLINA Herma Mauricio

    Argentina
  • The Return

    The Return

    The Return

    GEVORGYAN Mels / SARGSYAN Anahit

    Arménie
  • Une danse éternelle

    Une danse éternelle

    Une danse éternelle

    VAN BESIEN Maxime / VEUILLET Pascal

    Belgique
  • A l'origine du monde : la grand-mère du Fjord

    A l'origine du monde : la grand-mère du Fjord

    A l'origine du monde : la grand-mère du Fjord

    MELOCHE Thomas / GAGNON Joelle

    Canada
  • Le Chat

    Le Chat

    Le Chat

    ANDBERG Janne / MANNINEN Arto

    Finlande
  • Never Give Up

    Never Give Up

    Never Give Up

    KUKLINA Ekaterina / KUKLIN Egor

    Finlande
  • Cerchiamoci

    Cerchiamoci

    Cerchiamoci

    CACEFFO Stefano / LOCOCO Francesco

    Italie
  • Un Aperçu d'Espoir

    Un Aperçu d'Espoir

    Un Aperçu d'Espoir

    RAMIREZ PEREYRA Carlos Miguel / TURNER Adam

    Mexique
  • The Last Roarrr!!!

    The Last Roarrr!!!

    The Last Roarrr!!!

    BAISAS Ross / BAISAS Marites

    Philippines
  • Haute couture

    Haute couture

    Haute couture

    KUTSEVYCH Bogdan / CALVILLO Francisco

    Ukraine
  • Abyssos Infernalis

    Abyssos Infernalis

    Abyssos Infernalis

    GONZALEZ Pablo / LE PONNER Maxime

    France
  • Jasmine Kusudama

    Jasmine Kusudama

    Jasmine Kusudama

    COURNIL Mickaël / PROSPERO Gaël

    France

Kai Kai Treng Treng, The Force of Nature

  • TrenTreng y Kai Kai - Project

Kai Kai Treng Treng, The Force of Nature Argentina

The Return

  • ARMENIE

The Return Arménie

Une danse éternelle

  • BELGIQUE

Une danse éternelle Belgique

A l'origine du monde : la grand-mère du Fjord

  • CANADA

A l'origine du monde : la grand-mère du Fjord Canada

Le Chat

  • FINLANDE CAT

Le Chat Finlande

Never Give Up

  • Finlande Never Give Up

Never Give Up Finlande

Cerchiamoci

  • ITALIE

Cerchiamoci Italie

Un Aperçu d'Espoir

  • MEXIQUE

Un Aperçu d'Espoir Mexique

The Last Roarrr!!!

  • PHILIPPINES

The Last Roarrr!!! Philippines

Haute couture

  • UKRAINE

Haute couture Ukraine

Abyssos Infernalis

  • FRANCE

Abyssos Infernalis France

Jasmine Kusudama

  • Maquette Jasmine Kusudama (2)

Jasmine Kusudama France