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‘Canstruction’ Entries Advance to International Competition

Tree roots snake to a literal source of water in this ASA creation, deemed the Juror's Favorite Honored for its Structural Integrity, this entry by USGBC students is supported by soup-can columns SNA answers the question: How do YOU spell hunger relief? All three organizational entries in Penn College’s inaugural “Canstruction” anti-hunger benefit will go on to international competition on the basis of the contest judges’ decisions announced at an awards reception Monday evening. Selected as the Juror’s Favorite (the competition’s equivalent of “Best in Show”) was the Architecture Student Association, which was also honored in the Best Use of Labels category. Honorable mentions went to the U.S. Green Building Council Studentsof Penn College, which received the Structural Integrity award, and the Student Nurse’s Association, whose entry while featuring the least number of cans comprised the Best Meal. Photos of all three winning entries will be forwarded to the next level; a jury will convene during the upcoming American Institute of Architects/Society for Design Administration national conventions to select the global winners. The three entries are on display until 6 p.m. Tuesday; thereafter, the structures will be dismantled and the canned goods donated to the local branch of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “Canstruction” raised 2.5 million pounds of food during its 2010-11 competition cycle. Photos by Michael S. Fischer and Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographers