CANstruct® for a Cause WKU 2015 Participation Form PURPOSE Canstruction® is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the cansculptures® are displayed. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local food pantries. WKU’s Canstruction® challenges organizations to think critically about local, national, and global hunger issues. Groups will discuss hunger issues and engage in awareness activities in addition to the building. WKU’s Canstruction® event is licensed under an agreement between Canstruction at the Western Kentucky University ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships to host the event. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Student organizations, halls, or groups from Western Kentucky University can participate. IS THERE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF CANS TO COLLECT? There is a no minimum number of cans to collect. It usually takes at least 350 canned goods to create a small structure. Previous winners used 500 - 1000 cans. A list of food needs will be available at www.wku.edu/alive/meanginful-service/canstruct.php. WHO GETS THE CANNED GOODS? The canned goods will be donated to local food pantries: HOTEL INC and The Food Abides WKU Food Pantry. Additional food pantries may be included. HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? Complete this participation form and email it to [email protected] by April 1, 2015. AWARDS CATEGORIES Juror’s (Judges) Favorite Structural Ingenuity Best Use of Labels People’s Choice Honorable Mention Best Overall Most Cans Collected JUDGING WILL BE BASED ON: First impression Attention to detail/label usage Design and structural ingenuity Ingredients (ability to utilize food from the food pantry list of needs) Food access reflection (2-4 questions provided on the day of the event) Build Out Rules and Regulations 2015 Unloading: Groups may begin unloading food at 11:30am. Building times: Teams can begin building at 12:00pm in their designated area the event location. The building must be complete by 2:00pm. Judging may begin before 2:00pm if group is finished. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the judging. Size of Structure - Maximum size for a structure is 10ft L x 10ft W x 10ft H. Size of Build Team – Team must have no more than 10 members. Build Time - Maximum build time is 2 hours. No build out should exceed that time. Props – Try to solve all design problems with food items. Props, boxes and bagged food are may be used in limited quantities to support your theme. Judges usually prefer pure food structures. TYPES OF CANS Non-Permissible Items: NO glass containers, alcoholic beverages or soda NO junk food or pet food NO opened, exposed or expired food. NO covered, stripped off or altered labels. Cans must be full, unopened, and with labels intact and legible. Permissible Items: Nutritional canned food of all sizes may be used. Please make every effort to use food listed on the food list provided from the benefiting food pantries. TYPES OF STRUCTURAL SUPPORT Non-Permissible Items: Structures MUST be structurally self-supporting: NO 2x4 boards NO leveling boards greater than 1/4” thick NO sheet metal NO permanent adhesives Permissible Items: Clear and double-faced tape Velcro, magnets High-tension rubber bands, nylon string, wire, tie-backs, zip ties Tubes, wooden and threaded rods used for alignment One-quarter inch thick materials- for the purpose of leveling materials and not as load bearing. Below are suggestions ranging from lightest to toughest cardboard foam-core Masonite MDF plywood Plexiglas WKU’S CANSTRUCTION® CANstruct for a Cause Name of organization: ___________________________________________________________ Primary contact person: _________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Cell Phone: ___________________ Number of Team Members (Max 10) _________________ Description of structure: __________________________________________________ Signature: ___________________________________ Date: _______________ **ALL PARTICIPATION FORMS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2015. Email the form to [email protected] By completing this form, you acknowledge that you will adhere to the guidelines for Canstruction®. Thank you for your participation.