2022 Contests

LEGO Architecture Contest - Drop off at the Red Shed 20 Coldwater Rd. a.s.a.p. pickup August 7th.  Call 705-715-6950 for more details.  thank you!

WritingContest "Scribe Alert" - Theme:  travelCostume Contest with NEW category:  Best travel bag, suitcase or trunk.

PLEASE NOTE: by entering a contest you are automatically giving the Coldwater Steampunk Festival and its partners consent to use your name, image, and replicas of your work in print and digital media without notice or compensation.

Costume Contest Categories
1.youth: 0-12 (beginner/advanced)
2.teen 13-17 (beginner/advanced)
3.adult 18-100 (novice/master)
4.Group or Couple
5.Best hat, hair or accessory, etc.
6.New:  Best travel bag, luggage, purse or suitcase.

Poster Design Winners

Feed Me by Karen Taul

2021 Steampunk Lego Challenge Winners

Best Adult Design:

Space Ship by Chris Fountain

Best Children's Design: 

Hot Air Balloon by Grace Fountain

Best Youth Design: 

Connor Buss

Missed this year's competition? 

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and start planning for next year!

Creative Writing Contest: Fountain Pens Optional!

Imagine the possibilities. 

Hundreds of years ago, when Victorians looked to the heavens and imagined reaching the stars, telephones were for the rich. Horse-drawn carriages filled the streets. Electric light bulbs were slowing replacing gas lamps. 

The Coldwater Steampunk's Annual Writing Competition invites you to travel back in time, and create an alternate universe with life in other universes and around the globe. 

Grab your fountain pen, quill, or speech-to-text generator, and GO TRAVELLING! 

~ No Entry Fee

~ Must be original, unpublished work

~ 1000 word max

~ May be a Poem or Short story (separate categories for judges this year)

~ Must be inspired by the Steampunk Festival, its "Travel" theme, OR be set in our "Village by the River." 

Deadline: 5 pm on September 30th, 2022

Email: [email protected]

Winners to be announced in October


Congratulations to our 2021 Scribes:  

2021 FIRST PLACE: "Gone Galactic", the poem by Marco E. Borrelli  

  • Galactic Log Day 800969 by Jennifer Goodwin     
  • Interception by Melissa Small

Congratulations to our 2020 Scribes: 

  1. Paul Rollinson - The Path                Stan Joskowitz - Something is Afoot in Coldwater         Marco Borrelli - Gas Lamp Cold 

Costume Contest Winners

2021 Space Hybrid ~ Eire Lundy

2021 Sweet Tooth ~ Dax Lundy

2021 Bounty Hunter - Melissa Small

2021 Pilot's Wings ~ Jennifer Goodwin

2021 Galatic Hat by  Liz Barbaza-Cousineau

Past Photo Contest Winners

2020 First Place

Green Cape

by Erin Hawke

2020 Second Place 

Blue Vampire Selfie 

by Veronica Clark 

2020 Third Place

Laser Gun

by Dale Robert Dick 

2019 First Place

Hot Rod Belle & Dragon

by Robert Alsop

2019 Second Place 
Smiling Nurse 
by Don Leigh

2019 Third Place

Bronze Soldier

by Ashley Dervaric

2018 Winner

2018 Winner

* Please note that entering a contest and/or attending the Coldwater Steampunk Festival gives automatic consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Entry onto the grounds constitutes consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice, name and creations for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the Coldwater Steampunk Festival. 

Please understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by participating in Festival activities and/or entering the area. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not enter the grounds.