2017 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
~Atlanta, GA, February 14, 2018– Canstruction National Headquarters announced it's 2017 International Competition winners to receive
top honors at Canstruction's annual award ceremony. Over 1,200 Cansculptures® (built entirely out of unopened cans of food) competed
around the world last year. Awards will be presented on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 1:10 PM during the American Institute of Architect's
Conference being held at the Javits Center in New York, NY. The ceremony will be webcasted from the ArchitectLive stage.
Listed below are the 2017 Canstruction International Citywide Competition winners of the 7 categories judged.
Most Cans Award: Archer Western, HNTB, Alpha Testing. "Change Comes One Step at a Time" built with 16,045 full cans of food
stands 10' H x 10' L x 10' W. This Chicago firm won for using the most cans in their structure which provided over 15,000 pounds of
food to feed the hungry.
Best Original Design Award: Huitt-Zollars, Inc. "Make Your Mark on Hunger" was awarded for making a unique and lasting impression in
Fort Worth, TX. Built using 2,568 cans, the Cansculpture® is 10' H x 10' W x 10' L.
Structural Ingenuity Award: Ann Beha Architects & Thornton Tomasetti. Created by the Canstruction Boston team, this impressive,
gravity defying Cansculpture, entitled "Atlas! CANdemned for Etunaty" incorporated 4,571 cans and stands 8' H x 6' W x 8' L.
Best Use of Labels Award: FitzGerald, Eriksson Engineering Associates, Power Construction, ECS Midwest. "Standing Together Against
Hunger" won in Chicago for creating depth and personality by using the canned food labels. Standing at 10' H x 9' Diameter, it contains
Best Meal Award: HDR, Inc. "Hunger Isn't Hip" by HDR in Cincinnati, OH won for using canned food ingredients which would make the
best well balanced, healthy meal. 2,256 cans of turkey, veggies, tuna and beans were used to create this 10' L x 10' W x 10' H structure.
People's Choice Award: Hyman Hayes. "Go Team- Gotta Fight Hunger!" received the most Facebook Likes on the Canstruction's
National FB page. Built using 2,928 cans, this structure was a crowd favorite in Albany, NY.
Founder's Award: Entuitive & PCL Contractors. "AvoCANdo " was awarded for best representing the vision of Canstruction's Founder
(Cheri Melillo) and creating awe-inspiring CanArt®, using a variety of canned food in Toronto, Canada.
Canstruction® is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity which hosts competitions and events creating awe-inspiring, gigantic structures made
entirely out of full cans of food. Teams of volunteers, which include design industry professionals, participate in Canstruction events in
150+ cities around the world each year. Afterwards, all food is donated to local food banks. Since 1992, Canstruction has raised over
72 million pounds of food for hunger relief organizations around the world with its signature, trademarked CanArt®.
Carla Curtis-Galyean talks about CANstruction, a unique art exhibition that brings awareness to hunger in the Houston area. Volunteers, high school students, design professionals and more gather to compete and create structures made entirely of canned food.
Saturday, November 05, 2016
HOUSTON (KTRK) --
From NASA spacecraft to Super Bowl 51, there's a lot of Houston pride on display at CityCentre this week, all in the form of sculptures crafted with canned food.
Using 100,000 donated cans (and a handful of small bags and boxes), local architects, engineers and construction firms pitched into 'CANstruct' two dozen sculptures that express the importance of making sure nobody goes hungry this holiday season.
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