Canstruction Houston

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Does the structure use ingredients that would create a balanced meal? Does it make for an appetizing meal?

Does this design involve a high level of difficulty? Does the structure appear gravity defying by stable?

The winner of this category is the cansculpture containing the most cans.

Are the labels used to create details on the cansculpture? Do the labels enhance the cansculpture’s overall appearance?

The winner of this category is the most popular cansculpture determined by receiving the most public votes.

Best Original Design 

Team Task List

Use this task list to help keep your team on track

Deadline: Sept 23rd, 2022

Product list must be submitted to and by September 23rd, 2022. This is to confirm that the quantity needed will be available. Please include quantities (cans) and the specific UPC. If an item is unavailable, you will be informed as soon as possible and an alternative will be needed.

Additional Links

Sponsor Letter Template

View our template for creating your team sponsor letters

Most Needed Items

Consider the Houston Food Bank's 'Most Needed Items'

Mentor Information

Information for High School Team Mentor

Tax Exemption Form

Use the Tax Exemption form when purchasing supplies for your team


View Canstruction Houston W-9 Form

501(c)3 Approval Letter

Canstruction Houston 501(c)3 Approval Letter

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that is not listed below, please send us a message using our contact page

Who Can Enter The Competition?

All Architects, Engineers and Construction Professionals are eligible to head up the build teams. Each team has 6 official members that build the can-sculpture. 

How Do We Get Cans?

Cans can be donated or bought from area stores and distributors. Each team is responsible for providing and transporting its own cans to their assigned build area. Teams can solicit donations and sponsorship from other firms and businesses.
Some options you may want to consider are: your local supermarket or food stores, courier services, etc.

Why Should I Enter?

If you are still thinking about participating as a team or if you need to motivate your firm to participate, try the following reasons to participate in Canstruction:

  • It’s a fun charity event and we have air conditioning
  • Interns can get IDP credit and community service hours
  • Works as a tax write off
  • Free 1-year membership to SDA Houston

What if My Team is Too Small?

Canstruction does take time and effort. and requires a lot of hands. We suggest contacting other small firms or your engineers/contractors to see if they would be willing to team up. We’ve had many such partnerships! 

Is There An Entry Fee?

Yes, The entry fee is $250 per team. 

Canstruction Houston now uses the mobile app Venmo to accept payments digitally. Our username is @canstruction-houston

Click here to learn more about paying with Venmo 

You may also submit donations by mail. Please refer to our mailing address on the Contact Page. 

Are You Tax Exempt?

Yes. Canstruction Houston, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3).  As a charity organization, all of our sponsors (team and event) will receive recognition of their donations to the event which can then be applied to their taxes. Also, Canstruction Houston, Inc.  is exempt from state and local sales tax (forms are available) which can help teams buy the supplies for their structures. 

Click here to view Sales Tax Exemption Form, 501(c) Approval Letter, and W-9 forms



Please feel free to contact us with any questions