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Winterscape your yard



One of the Winterscape 2023 winning yards


Winterscapes is a winter-themed contest that encourages people to celebrate winter outdoors and to beautify neighbourhoods by creating a front yard "winterscape". You can nominate your own yard or someone else's yard.


A Winterscape can include snow and ice sculptures, winter gardens and landscaping, ice ornaments, and winter-themed scenes. Your imagination is the limit!  Start with natural materials, such as snow, ice, visible plants, and stones or rocks  You can add lights, colour, and wildlife-friendly features. Find creative uses for ordinary home and garden items, such as planter containers, fences, and lawn ornaments. You can check out the Inspiration & Ideas page as well as a Photo Gallery of past winners! These winterscapes can be in front of a house, apartment, school, or community league, as long as it can be seen clearly from the road and has an Edmonton address. 


Categories:  

  • Winter Lights: These bright and twinkling winterscape yards feature hanging winter lights, light-up decor, and illuminating snow creations. An enchanting way to brighten up any neighborhood or schoolyard. 

  • Winter Art: These yards may feature creative winter scenes and snow/ice sculptures. Add plant materials, colour, lights, and use your vivid imagination to create an artistic Winterscape!  

  • Winter Play: These fun and kid-friendly Winterscapes have playful features, and may include snow slides, snow forts, colourful snow/ice art, tree ornaments, lights, and much more. 

For more information, including rules and guidelines, and how to enter in on the fun, you can visit our website at www.edmonton.ca/winterscapes.

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