2020 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 ONLINE contests include:
NEW - Creative Writing - Closed
NEW - Video Wishes - Closed 
Revised - Arts Competition - Closed
Revised - Costume Contest - Closed
Updated - Photo Contest - OPEN
Find Winners & Details Below*

NEW - Creative Writing Contest: Fountain Pens Optional!

The Coldwater Steampunk Festival Salutes' this Year's Winning Scribes: 

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

    Honourable Mentions: 
    1. Steampunk Time by Liz 
    2. Out of Steam by Jenny Lyn Albers

Video Wishes
2020 Contest CLOSED

We missed all of your smiling faces this year, but loved the videos you sent us. 

Here are a few wishing the

Coldwater Steampunk Festival a Happy 10th Anniversary! 

Visit Coldwater Steampunk Festival TV on Youtube for more fun with the Sawbones Society, Popup Guests, Musicians, Artisan Demos, Crafts Workshops and more!

FREE Scavenger Hunt!

Pick up your list at the Ice Cream Shop 

Take a Selfie with the 

   ~  Tardis,

~  Stingray, 

~  Barnstormer, 

~  Squirrel Mural; and 

~  Canada 150 Tree Sculpture. 

Visit 18 Coldwater Road between 12 noon - 4 pm on Saturday August 22 & August 29, 2020  

Show us your Selfies & get a FREE limited edition 2020 Coldwater Steampunk Charms Collection!

Art & Fabrication Competition

2020 WINNER: 

Art Competition - Best in Show: 

Piper Wilson 

Interview Part 1 & Part 2

Children's Art

2-D Art


Steampunk Accessories

& Jewelry & 



2020 Costume Contest Winners


Missed our 2020 

Costume Contest? 

Start planning for next year! 

2021 Theme: "Steampunk Galactic" 

2021 Deadline: TBA

2021 Registration Fee: TBA 

2020 Children 12 & Under

  • Best Handmade Prop by a Child
  • Best Handmade Costume by a Child
  • Best Themed Costume

2020 Youth 13-17

  • Best Handmade Prop by a Youth
  • Best Handmade Costume by a Youth
  • Best Themed Costume

2020 Adult 18 & Up

  • Best Headpiece / Mask
  • Best Handmade Prop
  • Best Handmade Costume
  • Best Themed Costume

BEST IN SHOW - Open to all ages!

Photo Contest

ONLINE, No Entry Fee *

$100 Prize Purse ($50 First Place, $25 for each of Two Honourable Mentions)

Strap on your headgear, step outside, explore your community and architecture. Take a selfie or photo of a person, place or thing that SCREAMS Steampunk to you.

Maximum TWO (2) Photos per person

Must be originals digital files submitted by contestant

No larger 8x10 (200-360 dpi in gif, jpg, or png file format)

Photos MUST be taken between Aug. 6 – Sept. 2, 2020

Email: Your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and files to: csteampunk033@gmail.com

Subject Line: Photo Contest

Deadline: Monday, Oct. 12 @ 5 pm

Winners to be announced October 31st

By entering this contest, you agree to the above rules/guidelines that the Coldwater Steampunk Festival and its partners retain the right to use submitted images for promotional and commercial use for all time. 

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


* Please not 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.