Canstruction® is a competition that engages participants in structural design while also allowing them to make a significant positive impact on hunger in their local community.

The 2021 Memphis Canstruction Jr. competition will be held virtually with a design submission on April 23, 2021 and a virtual screening of the build (by West TN STEM Hub STEM Ambassadors) of winning entries.  While it is disappointing that the event will not be held in person again this year, we are very excited that we will be able to accommodate many more entries through this format.  Schools are no longer limited to one team per school, and may submit multiple entries.


We are also excited to announce that the competition will involve design in Tinkercad of a structure built of canned food with an option to 3D print a scale model of the structure. The design must be detailed with specific can/label information.  


The spirit of the event will remain unchanged, with the goal of engaging students in a design challenge while benefiting people in need in our community.  

The theme for this year’s competition will be Resilient Memphis. Because of the global pandemic, Memphis and communities around the world have had to rethink and reimagine much of life as we know it. 


Organized by West TN ASCE and University of Memphis Department of Civil Engineering