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Sign-ups for the downtown snowman event are coming to a close, but there's still time for a 'uniqe' snowman take

The Scarecrow Contest is over, but here comes the Snowmen and/or Snowwoman Contest, which fascinated us all last year. But you must register by Nov. 22 and build and present this character by Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. at your appointed spot in time for the city's Light the Night.

It's free to participate for anyone, any business or organization or club, or schools, churches, nonprofits or others that want to build a snowman. After you register, an email will be sent with instructions on what location you will use to set up the snowman. The contest requires all snowmen in the contest to be set up downtown.

Each snowman must be identified with the name of the business or organization so the snow character can be properly identified. That can be temporary, it doesn't have to be permanently applied. But it must show the correct registration information to allow credit and acknowledgement.

Last year's snowman contest downtown saw plenty of interesting and inspired snowman looks.

Snowmen can be built of any material the contestant wants to use. The entry will be displayed outdoors in downtown Canby so it should be designed to withstand winter weather. They all must stand upright and supplied with materials necessary to display them in an upright manner. The sponsors recommend zip ties for display.

All of the snowmen must be in good taste and appropriate for public viewing. They cannot be of adult or political themes.

Any display that is deemed inappropriate or in bad taste will be removed from the contest. Hot Rod Dreamworks reserves the right for final decision regarding appropriateness.

Every snowman will be displayed in downtown Canby or attached to a tree or a light pole. The location is determined by Hot Rod Dreamworks.

Business owners that want to display their entry in front of their business may do so, but make sure you preregister. It's important to notify Hot Rod Dreamworks so that they can accommodate placement for other entries. Entries without pre-registration may be removed.

To pre-register, go to www.hotroddreamworks.com/snowmancontest.

Those interested in sponsoring the contest can go to the same site and click on a sponsorship entry form to provide a $100 platinum sponsor or a $50 gold sponsor.

Voting will take place between Dec. 6 and midnight on Jan.1, 2020. Voting is open to anyone. Voting can be done online at www.hotroddreamworks/snowmancontest. Winners will be announced on Jan. 3 online and on the Hot Rod Dreamworks website and Facebook page. Snowmen must be torn down between Jan. 3-7. A snowman still up on Jan. 8 will be removed and discarded that day.


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