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Canstruction Winners Announced

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Local jurors have announced the winners of the Roanoke Valley's first Canstruction competition.

Canstruction involves nine local teams who built giant structures made out of more than 27,000 cans of food.

The exhibit remains on display at the Taubman Museum of Art through Oct. 12. Afterward, the cans will be donated to Feeding America Southwest Virginia to benefit hungry families, becoming the food bank's second largest food drive.

The award categories and winners are:

  • Structural design: "Design Can" (Steve Jobs) by AECOM
  • Best meal: "Lighthouse" by Spectrum Design
  • Best use of labels: "Feeding Margritte" by Burton Center for Arts and Technology
  • Honorable mention: "Rubik's Uncubed!" by Member One Credit Union
  • Juror's favorite: "Design Can" by AECOM
  • People's choice award: "The A'maize'ing Roanoke Star" by SCFS

Other teams participating were from Balzer & Associates, Hollins University, Clark Nexsen, and Hill Studio.

Judging the competition were Roanoke Times columnist Dan Casey; Jack Davis, Reynolds Metals professor and dean of the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies; Nancy Gray, president of Hollins University; Charlene Graves, Roanoke City Arts Commission member; Virginia Delegate Onzlee Ware; and James Zeisler, program head of Virginia Western Community College's Culinary Arts School.