A good thing that came from the five-plus inch of snow that came to Hannibal was a marked increase in the construction of ... snowmen.

And, if you have built the best snowman ever, the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department invites you to take a picture of it and enter it in their 2015 Snowman Building Contest.

Entries will be taken through March 16. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest, most creative and most Hannibal spirit. Entries in the biggest category should include one of the builders for scale.

Entries will be judged by the mayor and Park Board members.

Winners get a prize package that includes items from FACT, Java Jive, Golden Ruler and Paddlewheel Popcorn.

You can submit your entry to mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov.