2017-18 CAN DO GOOD COMPETITION DATES:
- Entry deadline: Dec. 7, 2017 (Entry Form + 3 photos)
- Facebook voting begins: Dec. 14, 2017
- Voting ends/finalists announced: Jan. 12, 2018
- Overall winners announced: End of January
What is a Can Do Good Structure?
Can Do Good structures are designed by students and built using canned goods and/or other collected items. Teams must strategically plan and work together to collect the items needed to construct a representation of their original design. The items used to build the structures are then donated to local food banks and other charitable organizations.
Who can enter the competition?
The call for entries is open to kindergarten through 12th grade students in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. There will be two divisions separated according to the grade levels of students on the team (the highest grade level student participating on a team will determine the team’s classification). Divisions will be grouped as follows:
- Division 1: Kindergarten - 5th grade
- Division 2: 6th – 12th grades
What do I need to submit?
- One (1) overall photo of your completed Can Do Good structure.
- Two (2) additional photos of your structure.
- A completed Entry Form, including the description of your structure.
Email your three photos and completed entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2017 to enter.
How does my team advance to the finals?
NEW THIS YEAR: The team from each division that collects the most cans will automatically advance to the finals. The remaining two spots for each division will be determined through the Facebook Voting portion of the competition. All of the entries will be posted to the Can Do Good Facebook Page beginning Dec. 14, 2017. Voting is open to the general public and ends Jan. 12, 2018. The two schools from each division with the most votes, or “likes,” on their photos will advance, joining the top fundraising teams in the finals.
How will the finalists be judged?
Each of the finalists’ entries will be reviewed by a panel of GMC’s architecture and engineering experts. The judges will score each Can Do Good structure in the following six categories: theme, aesthetics, structure, difficulty, creativity, and NEW THIS YEAR, community impact. Community impact will account for service-related aspects such as the number of cans/items collected and creative fundraising ideas.
Can more than one team from a school enter the competition?
Schools may have more than one team. Each team must have their own canned goods/nonperishable food items to use as building materials. The same cans/items may not be used to construct more than one structure.
Questions? Contact Abby Basinger at email@example.com.
Download the Can Do Good Information Packet for the full overview, entry form and official rules.