Entries invited for Arizona’s “canned” competition to help food banks

Posted By Mike Padgett

Nov. 21, 2008

The annual holiday “can-do” challenge to benefit metro Phoenix food banks has been opened by the Arizona chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services.

The challenge, under the auspices of the Society of Design Administration, is inviting team entries for the 3rd Annual Canstruction competition scheduled for Feb. 12-14, 2009, at Fiesta Mall in Mesa.

“Canstruction” combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help the hungry.

The $150 entry fee and registration form to the SMPS Arizona chapter are due Dec. 5. Competition is limited to the first 15 teams to register. The teams, led by architects, engineers and contractors, will design and create architectural structures made of canned foods.

Teams will have 12 hours to build their structures, which will be on public display at Fiesta Mall during the week of Feb. 14-21. After the entries are completed, the public’s cost of admission to view the entries is a can of food.

Awards will be given for “Best Use of Labels,” “Best Meal,” “Structural Integrity,” “Juror’s Favorite,” and “People’s Choice.” All the thousands of cans of food used and collectd in the competition will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, which serves 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties.

Photographs of winners in local competitions around the nation will be entered in national competition.

For entry forms and other information, visit www.smpsarizona.org/canstruction.

Following is a photo of “Somewhere over the Canbow,” from the 2008 competition:







Nov 21st, 2008

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