2018 Contests

Thanks to our wonderful donors, sponsors, program partners and volunteers, the Coldwater Steampunk Festival is proud to offer you 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:

                                                             2017 Photo Credit, Richard Cutler

Arts &


Win cash, express yourself & inspire others!

Drop off your latest 

Steampunk creations at the Coldwater Mill by 11 am,  

and you may win 

cash prizes & bragging rights by day's end.

Free to enter (minimal $4.00 admin. fee per entry) 

Total Prize Purse $200.00

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 

Strut your stuff 

on the 

Mill Street Stage

 at 1:00 pm.  

Small Admin Fee of 

$2.00 per Adult.

Children are FREE!

Prizes for Everyone!

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

2018 Photo Contest

We had a blast last year. 

Enjoy last year's winners and Good Luck in 2018!

1st Place "Bird Lady"

by  Don Leight

2nd Place "Blasterman"

by Terry McPherson 

3RD Place "Jewels" 

by Melivina McCraw

#SteampunkOceanic Design Contest Winners

THREE CHEERS for all those who entered the #ColdSteam2018 #SteampunkOceanic Design Contest! Any many thanks to our voters. You have inspired us! But, before we #GetKraken on this year's #ColdwaterSteampunkFestival postcards, buttons, signs and t-shirts... we need to say, "HUZZAH!    HUZZAH!  HUZZAH! " 

Congratulations to our Design Contest Winners! 

1st Place: Chris "Cold Ramen" Edwards. 

His dramatic depiction of a deep sea diver battling a kraken in "Beware the Depths" was a hit with our Facebook Friends. It was a super tight race between his aquatic hero and our second place winner, but in the end, the kraken-killing diver was King! 

2nd Place: Grace TenHove Edwards

Her fetching nautilus-riding steampunk mermaid was our Queen of Hearts, "Somewhere Beyond the Sea". 

3rd Place: GR8T JOY

Our Steampunks were invited to "Take A Plunge" and thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful, vibrant, ecasutic painting!