Entries have been coming in thick and fast for Nottingham Post's Best Snowman competition
LAST week the Environment Agency said that building snowmen was a good way to reduce flooding – because snowmen melt more slowly than snow on the ground.
And whether it's Snoopy on a wall, a 10ft giant, or a snowman sprawled across a car roof, Post readers have been doing their bit to help out, with sculptures of all shapes and sizes.
On this page are just a selection of the wonderfully imaginative designs sent in to our competition to find the county's best.
Di Coke and her son Ryland, three, came up with the idea of building a Snoopy out of the snow on a wall outside their home in Lenton – but they weren't satisfied with just that, so they sculpted the figure of a man on top of Mrs Coke's Volvo car as well.
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Di said: "We wanted to do something different. I got the ladder so we could make the design. It looked really good."
Of the Snoopy design, she said: "It didn't take long. I just had a picture in my head of how it would look. We used an old pair of tights for the ears. Ryland was very excited. He really likes playing in the snow."
Nichola Betteridge and her daughter Millie Tyler, three, built a snowman and snowdog outside their Lenton home.
Millie called the snowdog Rudolph.
Nichola said: "It was a bit of fun. Millie loves making snowmen. She always checks on them and says 'bye bye' to them when she leaves for nursery in the morning. They took about an hour and a half to make."
The snowman in the back garden of James Durham's house in Southwell is taking it very easy, sitting down reading a newspaper.
James was assisted by children Lewis, seven, and Harriet, six, in the design.
James said: "We wanted to do something a bit different.
"We started carving a chair and then the snowman on top of it. My daughter originally said he could be sat on the loo!
"It took about four hours. We had a copy of the paper, so thought why not have him reading it."
Do you think your snowman is a winner? Enter our competition to win a £25 prize. Send your pictures – with your full name, contact number and details of where and when the snowman was built – by the end of today to newsdesk@ nottinghampostgroup.co.uk. Full terms and conditions at www.facebook.com/ nottinghampost