Nottingham students win award for ice sculpture

Students from Nottingham Trent University have won an award in the world’s largest snow sculpture competition.

Nottingham lace carved into the sculpture's cheeks Credit: Nottingham Trent University

The team won the ‘Best Performance Award’ at the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Competition in China for their giant mask with Nottingham lace carved into its cheeks.

Professor Daizhong Su who led the project said: “To win this award is a real achievement for us as most of the opposition were professional snow sculptors.

The award winning sculpture Credit: Nottingham Trent University

“We had to endure sub-zero temperatures and team members worked late in the night to complete our entry for the universities competition.

“We’ve all worked immensely hard and feel very proud of what we’ve accomplished.

The students and their sculpture Credit: Nottingham Trent University

“It’s also fitting that our entry reflects the university’s creative history in the year that we are celebrating the School of Art & Design’s 170 year heritage.”