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Who: Teams of Architects, Engineers, Contractors or Student Teams.

Why: It starts with one CAN. To feed the hungry. To lift a spirit. To change the world.

100,000+ Alaskans, including 30,000+ children, access hunger relief programs supported by the Food Bank of Alaska. CANstruction's annual Design/Build competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the Anchorage design community's best & brightest.

When: Mid April, 2020

Where: Dimond Center Mall (800 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515)

Theme: Games

Event Title: Game Night

What: Design and build structures made entirely from CANned food within a 10'x10'x10' area. See instructions rules and regulations for more information.

Awards will be given in the following categories

  • Best Original Design #bestoriginaldesign

  • Most CANs #mostCANs

  • People's Choice #peopleschoice

  • Best use of Labels #bestuseoflabels

  • Structural Ingenuity #structuralingenuity

  • Food Bank of Alaska #fbamostwanted (see more here)

Additional Info: See Links above. Have questions/comments/ideas, email us at

2021 TEAMS




December 4, 2020

Registration Deadline

Teams pay fee, only need to commit to having a team.


December TBD, 2020 @ TBD

Team Captain's Meeting

One representative from each team attends a meeting the the committee to get more info and ask any questions they have. Meeting will be held at Food Bank of Alaska.

January 15, 2021

Preliminary Design Due

Email a sketch (PDF or JPEG) to the committee @ The sketch can include any level of detail you wish.

February 5, 2020

CAN Orders

Download form for Carrs or Fred Meyer. Follow instructions on form.

April TBD, 2020

CAN Drop


April TBD, 2020

Order Additional CANs

Deadline to notify Fred Meyer/Carrs if CANs were missing or issues with colors.

April 16, 2020

Build Day

Teams will be building, the public is welcome to view the action in progress

April TBD, 2020

Free Public Display of CANstructures and #peopleschoice voting.

Spend some time walking around all the awesome CANstructures throughout the Dimond Center.

April TBD, 2020


Structures are taken apart. Teams must help de-CANstruct if their structure.


Awards Ceremony

For participating teams only

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