canstruction - Houston

Team Page

All of the resources, links, and important information your team needs to compete in Houston Canstruction 

Team Registration

Start by registering your team

Online Forms

Fill out team paperwork online

Mentor Information

Information for Your Team Mentor

Registration Fee

Submit Team Payment

Competition Rules & Regulations

Make sure your team reviews the 2020 competition guidelines

Additional Team Information

Sponsor Letter Template

View our template for creating your team sponsor letters

Most Needed Items

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

H-E-B Approved Can List

View Item Codes, UPC Numbers, and Images of Cans (For High School Teams Only)

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, There is a $250 entry fee for all teams.

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 your entry fee 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