Friday, December 13, 2013


The 21st Annual Canstruction NYC Design/Build Competition was held in NYC from October 31st through November 13th in the Winter Garden and lobby of 200 Vesey Street, Brookfield Place (formerly known as World Financial Center).  Canstruction is an international charity competition that showcases colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. 

The winners of the 21st Annual Canstruction Competition were:
Jurors’ Favorite: Pour Your Heart Out by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA)
Structural Ingenuity: We CAN Kill Hunger by STUDIOS Architecture
Best Meal: Hunger Never Sleeps by Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Best Use of Labels: Cloudy with a Chance of Tuna by Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP
Honorable Mention: Once Upon a Can by Thornton Tomasetti
Honorable Mention: Despicable Hunger: Minions CanRise! by Perkins Eastman / Harlem RBI

The Cheri Mellilo Award, for most inspirational structure, was given to National Reprographics Inc. for their entry, Jackie “42″ Robinson. The NRI team assembled a wall with the number "42".  This was the fourth annual awarding of this prize named for Canstruction Founder, Cheri C. Melillo. Each year the criteria for this award changes and is awarded by the organizing committee or its agents. Cheri’s son, Brion van Over, and husband, Bruce Melillo awarded this year’s prize to a team that has embodied the spirit of Canstruction through participation and service all 21 years of the Canstruction’s existence here in New York.

At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations!
For more information about Canstruction, and to view a gallery of images, click here

Blog Publisher’s comments:

First, congrats to the NRI team on their award.  But, more than that, congrats to the NRI team for their support of, and participation in, Canstruction for 21 consecutive years!

Just my opinion, but this is an event – Canstruction competitions are held in many different cities across the country each year – that ALL reprographers should support and take the time to participate in.  I am aware that C2 Repro, out on the west coast, supports and participates in Canstruction events in its neck of the woods.  What about the rest of you?!  Step to the plate next year!

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