Join the Warming Huts v.2024 Jury!

You’ve walked/skated/cycled the Nestaweya River Trail dozens of times, admired the warming huts along the way, and maybe you’ve even critiqued them to your family and friends… Now’s your chance to make your love of the competition official by applying to join our warming huts jury for the 2024 season!

The best part: NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED beyond your enthusiasm for art, Winnipeg, and winter!

Now in its 14th year, Warming Huts: An Arts + Architecture Competition on Ice has been bringing joy and artistic excellence to Winnipeg winters for over a decade and again this year we’re opening the jury experience to include one lucky member of the public.

The jury includes a team of several professional architects, designers, artists, students – and maybe YOU!

All you need to do is send in a short (less than 60 second) video telling us who you are and why you should be selected – feel free to get creative!

The selected participant will be given the opportunity to spend the day as part of the Warming Huts jury, take part in the anonymous critiquing process - where members don’t know who the teams are or where they’re from until after they’ve been selected -  and spend a full day debating the merits of each submission and selecting three winners.

All applicants must be residents of Winnipeg, 18 or older, and must be available for the day/evening on October 6th, 2023 to meet with your fellow jurors.

The submission deadline is September. 24th, 2023.

Video Submission Guidelines

In 60 seconds or less, tell us who you are and why you want to join the warming huts v.2024 jury. Get creative! We’re looking for personality over production!

  • Video submissions should be filmed in landscape format.
  • Video must be posted to either YouTube or Vimeo.
  • The provided video link should be set as private, but without a password for the selection process.
  • Videos containing foul language (including, but not limited to, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, fatphobic, and ableist comments) will be disqualified at the discretion of The Forks North Portage Partnership.
  • The competition ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on September 24th, 2023; after which time the competition will be closed and no further entries shall be accepted.
  • The selected applicant will need to alter the privacy settings of their video after the competition for use by The Forks for promotional purposes.
  • Must be a resident of Winnipeg and 18 older to enter.

Please note: At The Forks’ discretion, the selected video submission may be posted to The Forks website and/or social media platforms (including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter).

Juror Application

Rules & Regulations/Eligiblity Criteria

  1. Eligibility: This opportunity is open to residents of Winnipeg that are 18 years of age or older, who agree to the following Rules & Regulations. Board members, board alumni and employees of The Forks North Portage (TFNP) and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules & Regulations/Eligibility Criteria (the Rules), and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decision of TFNP as final and binding as it relates to the opportunity. TFNP has the sole discretion to select the successful applicant from all eligible applicants, and further reserves the right not to select any applicant.
  3. Application Period: Eligible entries will be accepted beginning September 12, 2023 until 11:59 p.m. CST on September 24th, 2023 (Application Period). Entries received before or after Application Period will not be eligible for consideration.
  4. How to Enter:
    • Create a submission video about why you should be considered as a member of the Warming Huts Jury (the Jury).
    • Video must be set to private on either your YouTube or Vimeo account.
    • The private video link must be submitted in the associated submission form for review by the Jury Selection Committee.
    • The selected Juror will need to remove the privacy settings on their video for use by The Forks for the promotion of the Warming Huts contest.
  5. One Applicant Chosen: There is a maximum of one (1) successful applicant chosen to serve on the Jury.
  6. Selection and Notification: The successful applicant will be selected by the Warming Huts team once all eligible submissions have been viewed. The successful applicant will be selected at the discretion of the Warming Huts team based on the applicant’s communicated passion for art, design, and winter in Winnipeg as displayed in the applicant’s video submission. The successful applicant must be available on the day/evening of October 6, 2023 to view submissions with other members of the Jury as part of the “blind jury” process. The successful applicant will be notified by email or phone call following the close of the contest. If the successful applicant cannot be contacted, is found to be ineligible, or cannot be available on October 6th to meet with the Jury, an alternate entrant may be selected in the sole discretion of the Warming Huts team. Any violation of these Rules by any applicant (at the Warming Huts team’s sole discretion) will result in disqualification and all privileges will be immediately terminated.
  7. Rights Granted by you: By participating in this application process you are hereby specifically consenting to and understand that TFNP, anyone acting on behalf of TFNP, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the world, your video submission, including, without limitation, your name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the application and/or selection as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without compensation.
  8. Terms: TFNP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Warming Huts: Video Jury Application in it sole discretion, including without limitation, in the event that any virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the contest.

    TFNP reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any person who tampers or attempts to tamper with the selection process or the operation of the Warming Huts: Jury Video Application activity or violates these Rules. TFNP has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the application submission activities, and to invalidate any entries for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the recognition activities may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, TFNP reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  9. Limitation of Liability: By participating you agree to release and hold harmless TFNP, its partners, shareholders, officers, directors, as well as each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage whatsoever that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from, relating to or in connection with: (i) such participant’s participation in the application activities and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any recognition or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the application activities; or (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the contest activities or the processing of entries.
  10. Disputes: THIS ACTIVITY IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF CANADA AND MANITOBA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in the Warming Huts Jury: Jury Application Video, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this activity, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Manitoba having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  11. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on The Forks website. To read the Privacy Policy, visit
  12. Coordinator: The Coordinator of the contest activities is The Forks, 130 - 123 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1A3.

About Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice

Starting in 2009, Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has been melding world-class design and art with Winnipeg’s famous winters. It is an open competition, supported by the Manitoba Association of Architects. Proposals are submitted online, and winning entries are selected by a blind jury, based on proposals that best “push the envelope of design, craft, and art.”