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Can-struction competition benefits Texas Food Bank

The competitors created awesome art while raising money and donations to help feed the hungry in San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO — North Star Mall hosted their annual Canstruction® design/build competition, which helps raise awareness and funds for hunger relief for the San Antonio Food Bank.

Team were given 12 hours to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they assembled amazing sculptures using approximately 30,000 cans of food.

The supersized masterpieces are judged at the Canopener awards ceremony attended by industry professionals and special guests. 

The categories include Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, Juror’s Favorite, Best Use of the Color Orange, and two Honorable Mentions. 

The grand prize went to Ursula, the sea witch from the Little Mermaid, which was made up of 5,112 cans of food.

Credit: San Antonio Food Bank
Ursula, the sea with from the Little Mermaid was made up of 5,112 cans of food.

The sculptures will remain on display throughout North Star Mall's common areas during mall hours through September 23.

All canned goods used to create the unconventional art exhibits at North Star Mall will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank at the close of the competition.

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