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Annual Design/Build Competition - April 12-19, 2015
Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, New York

Click here to view photos of this year's structures and to vote for your favorite structure to win the People's Choice Award.

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Canstruction® is an international hunger-relief competition where architects, engineers and contractors compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food.

Gold Sponsors

        Wegmans Food Markets

             Lockheed Martin

Supporting Sponsors
Broome Co-operative Insurance Company
McIntosh Laboratories
NBT Bank
Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company
Tioga State Bank

The following teams displayed their creative structures in the 2014 event!

Arctic Bear Heating & Air
Ardaugh Metal Packaging
Binghamton Noon Rotary
Broome-Tioga BOCES - New Visions Engineering Academy/Lockheed Martin

IBM, Endicott
Keystone Associates Architects, Engineers & Surveyors, LLC

Rockwell Collins
Visions Federal Credit Union

All proceeds benefit

At the close of the competition, all of the proceeds from Canstruction® of the Southern Tier will help support hunger-relief activities in Broome County. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW work in partnership to leverage national, regional, and local resources to end hunger in our community. The canned food used in each structure will be distributed through CHOW to emergency food programs throughout Broome County including food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community meal programs.

The funds raised will support both agencies’ hunger-relief efforts including the Food Bank’s BackPack Program™.

The Southern Tier is joined by 100 cities across North America who will hold Canstruction® competitions in the coming year. Highlighting the creativity and compassion of top architectural and engineering firms, these astounding structures are helping to change the world – by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks. Winners of Canstruction® of the Southern Tier will be nominated for the chance to compete on a national level.

It starts with ONE can. To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world.

Who: Architects, Engineers and Designers
What: Design and build structures made entirely out of canned goods
When: April 12-19, 2015
Where: Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, New York
Why: To benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW
How: To enter, click on the "Call For Entries Form" link below, complete and mail to the address listed on the form.
Entry fee $100 per team (non-refundable).

Click on the links below to access Canstruction Broome 2015 forms
Call For Entries Form

Rules and Regulations
Calendar of Events
Can Ordering Process

Click here for a Canstruction® FAQ sheet.

The inaugural Canstruction Broome 2014 was a big success!
The Broome Leadership Institute (BLI) Alumni Association Board's first annual Canstruction® of the Southern Tier, presented by Visions Federal Credit Union. 21,349 pounds of food and $15,350 in event sponsorships were collected as a result of this incredible event!

The People's Choice Award: Rockwell Collins - "Tuna Moon and Back"
Congratulations to all the teams for an amazing inaugural event!
Click here to view a listing of all the structures and award winners.

Click here or on the slideshow below to view photos of the structures.


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