In 1892, the Minneapolis Improvement Company Northeast held a naming contest with 2,281 names submitted. The name of Columbia Heights was chosen, and Olive Louise Thornbergh received a $150 prize in gold. This winter, the City of Columbia Heights won't be holding a naming contest, but a snow sculpture contest for its residents and businesses instead.
Entries are limited to Columbia Heights residents and businesses only.
You can only submit one entry per division.
There will be an adult division and a youth division for entries.
The submission window is from Dec 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021.
Snow sculptures must be created during the submission window.
Please email a photo of your creation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address, which division, and the title of your creation.
The City of Columbia Heights will post the photos of the creations in a Snow Sculpture Contest Facebook photo album.
Judging takes place March 3-10 via Facebook.
The entry with the most “likes” will be tabbed the winner, followed by second-place, and third-place.
1st Place –$150 certificate to a Columbia Heights business
2nd Place –$100 certificate to a Columbia Heights business
3rd Place –$50 certificate to a Columbia Heights business
Youth Division (Under 18)
1st Place –$25 certificate to a Columbia Heights business
2nd Place –$25 certificate to a Columbia Heights business
3rd Place – $25 certificate to a Columbia Heights business
- The contest is open to those of all ages.
- Entries must be made by 11:59 pm on March 1, 2021.
- The contest will be conducted via Facebook.
- Facebook is in no way sponsoring, endorsing, or administering this contest.
- Contestants must agree to comply with the official rules.