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Can Sculptures Highlight World Hunger [Pics]

Can Sculptures Highlight World Hunger [Pics]

Nonprofit organization Canstruction holds global competitions to encourage donations to feed the hungry.

Leah Gonzalez

Not-for-profit organization Canstruction‘s mission is to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry people and shine a spotlight on the creative industry. Since 1992, the organization has been holding annual design and build competitions where canned goods are used as the medium.



Participants of the design contest create large sculptures or installations made entirely of canned goods. Teams are given 12 hours to construct their sculptures. Their finished installations are judged on categories like “Best Use of Labels Award,” “Jurors Favorite,” and “Structural Ingenuity Award.” The installations can be viewed by the public as art exhibits. All canned goods used and donated during the competition are then given to local food banks.

Canstruction’s design and build contests have resulted to over 17.5 million pounds of food donated to local communities.

See more examples of the canned good installations below.


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