Craftsmen compete in Harbin ice sculpture skills tournament
Updated : 2020-01-07
By ( e.my399.com )
The Harbin competition is one of the top three international cultural and art activities in the calendar of the International Ice and Snow Federation.
The organizers said the federation is committed to promoting an overall improvement in the standards of ice and snow sculpture through exchanges and communications.
The five-day contest attracted 15 teams from seven countries -- including China, Russia and India -- to test their sculpting skills on 10 five-meter long, 3.5-meter wide and 0.8-meter high ice blocks.
The organizers said the works aimed to show the tolerance and confluence of multiculturalism in the world from the perspective of philosophy, the humanities, as well as regional and national cultural influences.
After fierce competition, the ice sculpture Flying to Mars created by the Blagoveshchensk team from Russia won first prize. The team said their work sought to depict the spirit of human endeavor involved in the exploration and pursuit of space.
Second prizes were awarded to the work Black and White rendered by the Ulaanbaatar team from Mongolia and Secrets of the Sea by the Russian Amursk team.
Third prizes were won by the works Admiring the Moon, Changing the Shape and the Soul.
All the works will be displayed at Harbin Ice and Snow World for the entire winter.
Harbin regained the honorary title of "National Civilized City" on Aug 21.
Harbin Economic and Development Zone recently issued measures for the innovative development of the industrial chain.
The Harbin area of China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone recently moved to streamline its small business licensing regulations to help stimulate the zone’s economy.
Heilongjiang province will leverage all its formidable array of natural advantages to develop its popular winter tourism.