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PhotoHunt: Metal

November 29, 2008 Sarah Coggins

This week’s PhotoHunt prompt immediately reminded me of an event called Canstruction that I participated in for 4 years (2000 – 2003). It’s an annual design competition for architects, engineers and design school students. Groups build sculptures entirely from cans & boxed goods. The sculptures are on display to the public for a period of time before being dismantled and the food donated to the local food bank.

Here’s a 2-page scrapbook layout I created several years ago about the 2002 competition. My team built the tug boat in the upper left.

Canstruction Scrapbook Page

Supplies: cardstock; Making Memories buttons; 2Ps Architect font; invitation.



  • emily November 29, 2008 at 9:35 am
    Very cool! What a good idea, particularly the donation part of the event. Great layout and photos
  • Teena in Toronto November 29, 2008 at 9:48 am
    Sounds like fun!

    I played too :)
  • Gizelle November 29, 2008 at 9:52 am
    Canstruction is a wonderful idea!
  • Noelia November 29, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    Cool lo! I heard about canstruction on tv the other day and I had never heard about this type of competition before. It's a good thing too because apparently all the cans are donated to a food bank after the event is done.
  • Mrs Mecomber November 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    LOL, very unique take!

    I did Photo Hunt today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and leave your link. :)
    Mrs. Mecomber
    New York Photo Hunters: Metal
  • crazy working mom November 29, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    Now, that is too cool! Nicely shot.

    Happy Hunting ~ My Metal
  • Cheri November 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    That is a way cool concept! Love your tugboat:)
  • jill November 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    What a fun competition. Great layout!
  • Lori K November 29, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    Cool! What a fun way to sculpture!
  • Cats~Goats~Quotes November 29, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    How interesting! Would like to see that 'in person'.
  • Lida November 29, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    What a cool idea, great way to donate!
  • Janet December 1, 2008 at 10:36 am
    What an awesome idea! Love the creations!
  • Linda December 1, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    That is very cool. I like your tug boat. Great layout!
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