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Rules and Regulations

  • 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 #fbamostwated (see more here)

  • After all the competitions are held, local winners go on to compete internationally through submission of photography to a panel of jurors that convenes at the Society for Design Administration/American Institute of Architects International Convention.

  • Each team must consist of representatives from Alaska’s Architect/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry. Schools are allowed if they have an A/E/C mentor. Only five people will be permitted to build at one time during build day. Teams may swap out members, regardless of how many people in the team participate.

  • Maximum size of any structure is 10 feet long by 10 feet wide by 10 feet tall. Each team must provide a sketch (or computer image) by email. Send designs to info@CANstruction-anchorage.org Please send PDF or JPG files.

  • The theme is: CANstructing the Future

  • Allowable Items

    • Food CANs of all sizes

    • Velcro

    • Clear tape

    • Rubber bands

    • String

    • Wire

  • Discouraged Items - Judges will score CANstructures less favorably.

    • Soda or junk food.

    • Empty CANs or intentionally damaged labels. This includes permanent adhesives where labels or CANs would have to be damaged to take apart. Neither CAN be accepted by the Food Bank.

    • Boxes and bags and other non-CAN goods. Exception: Peanut butter in plastic containers will be judged locally as a “CAN”. This is a food that is in high demand at Food Bank of Alaska, and it is encouraged to be used. If you use peanut butter in plastic containers, please be sure your structure CAN support its own weight.

    • Props are discouraged. Judges prefer pure food structures. Try to solve all design problems with food items. All things equal, a structure with props will lose when judged against a structure with no props. (Example:  a CANstructure that has eyes. One entry uses black CANs to make eyes; another entry cuts out black circles of paper and pastes on CANs for eyes. Once the jury sees that eyes CAN be made from CANs or a food product, any entry that used paper cutouts is in disfavor.)

  • Non-Allowable Items

    • No glass containers allowed.

    • No pet food.

    • No alcoholic beverages.

    • No opened or exposed food (attracts vermin and cant be donated).

  • Structural Support - for Best Original Design and Structural Ingenuity Awards. Use of these items doesn't affect other awards.

    • Structures which are supported by something other than on the allowable list will be disqualified.

    • Structures where leveling boards are seen will be scored less favorably.

  • Teams should visit their assigned site in advance of the build-out date to determine if there are any problems in positioning their entry in the space provided.

  • Teams may provide a base under their structure.

ACQUISITION OF CANNED GOODS

  • Teams are responsible for obtaining and purchasing their own supply of CANned goods. Discounted CANned goods are available to all teams through Carrs/Safeway.

  • All food orders must be placed with Carrs/Safeway in accordance with the event schedule. If your team orders food through Carrs/Safeway, Food Bank of Alaska will coordinate the logistics of delivering your CANs to Dimond Center prior to the build day.

  • Food Bank of Alaska will issue invoices after the orders are placed and food is received. 

  • If you are purchasing your CANs on your own, all CANned goods must be purchased and transported to the Dimond Center Mall at a time coordinated with the Steering Committee. The mover/delivery service must provide a Certificate of Insurance to the loading dock manager to enter the building to deliver the food. CANs should be packed in sturdy cartons and labeled with your team/firm name and the site location number. Site location numbers will be assigned to teams after sketches are submitted in.

  • Additional options for food acquisition is being investigated by the Steering Committee (more details to come).

 

CAN ORDER FORM

An Excel Spreadsheet is located here. Each team needs to complete the spreadsheet.

 

  • Detailed ”shopping list” of all CANs – name, UPC code, and quantity of each food product

  • Total number of CANs

  • Total cost whether purchased or donated.

 

TEAM FOAM-CORE BOARD

Each entry will have a board (self-standing easel back) that sits adjacent to the entry. Easel will be provided by the Steering Committee. Due to the enthusiasm from last years event we are requiring teams to create their own posters. There may be a contest for best poster (to be determined). Teams that are unable to create a poster should contact the Steering Committee who may be able to provide assistance. See instructions for creating team board (coming soon).

 

 

BUILD DAY

  • Build day will be held at the Dimond Center Mall.

  • If you have a chance to practice building in your office, take that opportunity to lessen surprises on build day.

  • Bring plenty of extra supplies (tape, scissors, foam-core, cardboard) – over estimate.

  • Bring a ladder(s) if you are building a tall CANstructure.

  • If you find that your team needs additional CANs to supplement your structure, you may purchase food and bring it to the site the day of the build out.

  • We will contact your team captain if your structure looks like it is structurally unsound and may collapse or fall. Be prepared to go over and fix immediately. If rebuilding is impossible, box up CANs.

 

JUDGING (LOCAL)

  • Team boards will be on display during judging (note change from previous years). The Steering Committee believes the judges will not be biased.

  • Judging will be the morning  (~0800-1100) after build day.

  • Team members must not be on location at the time of judging.

 

THE AWARDS CEREMONY

  • A reception and award ceremony will be held  on April TBD, 2020 and is for teams only.

  • Casual Attire

 

CANSTRUCTION ON PUBLIC DISPLAY

  • CANstruction sculptures will remain on display at the Dimond Center Mall until De-CANstruction occurs.

  • Public Voting - more details to come

DE-CANSTRUCTION

  • more details to come

Questions, comments or ideas?
Email us at info@canstruction-anchorage.org
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