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Canstruction 2022

Nov 3rd @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Discovery Park of America is hosting the fifth Canstruction Jr. event on Nov. 3, 2022. This event is open to students 10 to 18 years of age.

Each team will design a 3-D structure, using only canned goods and other limited, approved materials. Teams will receive money from our generous sponsors to purchase canned food for their sculptures. Teams are also allowed to host canned food drives and fundraisers if additional cans are needed.

On the day of the event, teams will bring their cans to Discovery Park where they will assemble their sculptures in an 7′ L x 7′ W x 7′ H area within a three hour time frame. The sculptures will be judged and awards presented to the winners. Sculptures will remain on exhibit in Discovery Center through Nov. 28. Lunch will be provided for each team on the day of the competition.

Registration will open on Monday, Aug. 22, and will close on Friday, Sept. 2. Space is limited and the competition is restricted to 10 teams. Only one team per school may apply.

For more information, please contact Emalee Buttrey at ebuttrey@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

Sponsors: Ben E. Keith Foods, Searcy Contractors, Bill and Carol Latimer Foundation, Union City Energy Authority and Leaders Credit Union.

History of Canstruction

Canstruction is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, students and others compete by building structures out of canned food. At the end of each competition or exhibition, the food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. It was founded in 1992 by the late Chris Melillo and her colleagues from the Society for Design Administration. The first official competition was held in Nov. 1993. Since then, over 50 million pounds of food have been donated. More information, including a list of other exhibits and events, can be found at www.canstruction.org.