Titanic Branson ice sculpting competition; 2008 and 2009

Stephan Koch stands next to his jellyfish ice sculpture from 2008
Stephan Koch stands next to "Sting" in 2008 (2nd place sculpture)
Since 2007, the Titanic attraction in Branson, MO has had an ice carving competition. In 2008 and 2009 at least, the event included pro and amateur competitions. The pros had two blocks of ice and four hours while the amateurs had one block of ice and three hours. Here are just a few photos of some of the pieces in 2008 and 2009. In case you’re curious, the 2nd place pro piece collapsed in the sun immediately after judging in 2009, so there’s no photo. Also, the lionfish piece from 2008 was changed after judging and before the photo below, so the photo isn’t representative of how it looked during judging.

(secrets blog entry associated with this gallery)

by John Flottman, 1st place pro 2009

by Paul Ray, 3rd place amateur 2009

by Ken Burkemper, 3rd place pro 2009

a train sculpture, amateur event 2009

lionfish by Dawson List, 6th place pro 2009

a dragonfly, amateur event 2009

“Surf & Turf” by Derek Maxfield, 1st place pro 2008

“Spirit of Mardi Gras” by Dawson List, 3rd place pro 2008

“Sting” by Stephan Koch, 2nd place pro 2008

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