Registration is now open for the 2022 CANstruction Competition

INDIANA – Canstruction is a structural design competition and a canned food drive in one. Officials pit agency against agency looking for the most creative design made entirely of donated cans. And most importantly, it’s a fun and creative way to help food pantries restock their shelves after the holidays.

 With a little bit of creativity — and a lot of canned goods — state employees CAN make a difference in their communities.

Click here to register your team.


  • Jan. 14 | Deadline to register your team
  • Jan. 18 – 31 | Teams collect cans and build canstruction
  • Jan. 31 | Deadline to submit photos of canstruction and canned food delivered to team’s charity of choice
  • Feb. 3 | Winners announced

Teams will compete for two awards: Most Cans Donated and Best Structure.

The judges who will participate on the State of Indiana Canstruction Competition Panel are Governor Eric Holcomb’s Office, Matt Brown (Director, Indiana State Personnel Department), and a special guest judge from a local food pantry.

All state agencies are invited to participate, and there is no limit to the number of teams per agency. Participating teams of state employees will build a structure of their choice entirely from cans of donated food. Teams can build their structures in any work location where they won’t create safety issues or impact ordinary agency operations. The structures must be completed between Jan. 18 and Jan. 31. Photos with descriptions and a total number of cans should be sent to by Jan. 31.

At the end of the competition, the structures will be dismantled, and all food will be donated to a local food bank or other charity chosen by the participating team.

Click here for complete rules and additional details.