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Canstruction 2020: 25 Years

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Image courtesy Ian Yelich

Canstruction is a charity event and exhibition where teams of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors compete in awe-inspiring feats of engineering to create sculptures made out of canned goods and other nonperishable food items—without the use of glue or other adhesives. In the past 25 years, Canstruction Boston has collected more than ONE MILLION pounds of food, providing more than 887,000 meals to people experiencing food insecurity in Massachusetts.

The 2020 Canstruction Boston theme is That's Entertainment!

With food banks like the MVFB experiencing increased demand while receiving fewer donations, our efforts to raise funds and food for the MVFB is more critical than ever! To continue supporting the MVFB while remaining healthy, this year Canstruction Boston has decided to pivot to a virtual design competition. We hope you’ll be able to participate this year—with no space restrictions, we’re hoping that more teams than usual can participate in order to raise crucial funds for the MVFB.

For 2020’s virtual design competition, participating teams are invited to design a structure as usual—something that could realistically be built in a 10’x10’x10’ cube using primarily cans.

View the 2020 Canstruction Boston Call for Entries here.

Important dates:

Team Q&A Forum
Wednesday, September 9, 9:00–10:00 AM

Registration Deadline
September 18, 5:00 PM

Design Submission Deadline
October 30, 1:00 PM

Fundraising Deadline
November 6, 5:00 PM

Virtual Awards Ceremony
Mid-November

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