13th Annual CANstruction Competition | Kids Out and About San Antonio

13th Annual CANstruction Competition

This international food drive created by the Society for Design Administration elevates public awareness of the worldwide hunger crisis by showcasing the creative talent of design and construction industry professionals and the students they mentor via a competitive of a design/build competition in 150 cities around the world.


For the last decade, the San Antonio chapters of The American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration have partnered to produce this creative community event at North Star Mall for the benefit of the San Antonio Food Bank. The competition challenges teams of dedicated architects, engineers, and contractors as well as students from San Antonio College’s AIAS Chapter to build amazing sculptures using canned goods. These supersized masterpieces are juried by a panel recognized community leaders who select the best from the entries. The winners are publicly announced at the Canopener Awards Ceremony attended by 250 industry and community members. Teams compete for awards in categories such as Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, Juror’s Favorite and Best Use of the Color Orange. Two Honorable Mention Awards are also given.

The Canstruction creations remain on public display at North Star Mall for two weeks. During that time the public is encouraged to cast its vote for the People’s Choice Award. The winner of that coveted prize remains on display at the San Antonio Food Bank for year.

At the conclusion of the event, all canned goods are donated to the San Antonio Food Bank.

Together, we are fighting hunger and feeding hope, one can at a time.


North Star Mall, San Antonio, TX
7400 San Pedro Ave,
San Antonio, TX, 78216
United States


Contact name: 
San Antonio Food Bank
Email address: 
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
Sep 9 at 1 PM – Sep 23 at 12 PM


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids