Giant Sculptures Made of Canned Food

We're Going Virtual for 2021!

Canstruction® is a unique nonprofit organization that holds annual design-build competitions to build giant sculptures made from canned food.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold a physical build this year, but food banks’ needs are more dire than ever. That’s why we have decided to participate in Canstruction’s Virtual Competition! Instead of a physical build, teams will fundraise and construct their structures virtually. Buckingham Properties is pleased to once again serve as the Presenting Sponsor for what marks Canstruction Rochester’s 12th annual competition. The theme for 2021 is “Imagine The Arts.” Teams may take their inspiration from any traditional categories within the arts: literature (including poetry, drama, story, and so on), the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture), the graphic arts (painting, drawing, design), the plastic arts (sculpture, modeling), the decorative arts (enamelwork, furniture design, mosaic, etc.), the performing arts (theatre, dance, music), and architecture.

To participate in the upcoming virtual competition, plan your digital build the same way you would a real build. Builds should be designed out of a total can count that you could realistically build with the funds you raise. Instead of a physical build, teams will be submitting renderings instead. We are hoping these will be advanced versions of the 3D renderings that some teams have completed in the past. Go all out with the visualizations. Render each individual label, put it against a fun background. Do whatever you want to do to make your digital build stand out! Video is welcomed and encouraged. This can be a fly-through of your model, interviews with team members, or a combination of both.