2017 Contests

Thanks to our wonderful donors, sponsors, program partners and volunteers, the Coldwater Steampunk Festival is proud to offer you so many ways to get your steampunk on!

This year's Main Event Day contests include Arts & Crafts competitions, PLUS a live Costume Contest, Scavenger Hunt and a SUPER Photography Contest sponsored by Stewart Vincent Photography. 

Check Out The Details Below:

Blue Girl Photo Credit,  Deb Halbot 

Arts &


Win cash, express yourself & inspire others!

Drop off your latest 

Steampunk creations at the Coldwater Mill at 11 am,  

and you may win 

cash prizes & bragging rights by day's end. 

$4.00 registration  per entry 

Total Prize Purse $250.00

Kids unlimited free entries.

Multiple entries welcomed. 

Pick Up by 4:00 pm.



Textiles & Fabric Arts

Visual Arts

Children's Art

Sponsored by

Costume & Accessory Design

Recycled/ Upcycled

Costume Contest at 1:00 pm 

Join "Nurse Morphine"

and strut your stuff on the Mill Street Stage at 1:00 pm.  

Adults Register

for $2.00.

Children are FREE!

Please note that attending the Coldwater Steampunk Festival gives consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Entry unto 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 and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the Coldwater Steampunk Festival. 

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

All Day

2017 Photo Contest

2016 Photography Contest Winners:

See 8 x 10 photos of winning pictures on display at this year's event!

  • 1st place:  Stefan Boiangiu
  • 2nd place: Jennifer Hottinger-Sloan
  • 3rd place: Don Leigh
  • Honorable Mention: Stefan Boiangiu