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PensaCAN 2023 Registration

  • Friday, September 01, 2023
  • 5:00 PM


Registration is closed


Calling all CANchitects and CANgineers! Assemble your build team and help us Demolish Hunger, Design Hope in this year's PensaCAN competition. 

PensaCAN is a competition where teams create impressive structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a week-long display of the structures and voting, all food is then donated to Manna for distribution to our neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Registration is open to ANYONE...architects, intern architects, engineers, designers, contractors, local businesses, professors, teachers, students, or anybody, anywhere, that wants to form a team and help the local community.

Do not have a team but still want to build? Register as an individual and we will match you up with a team!

The display and on-site location is the Cordova Mall, but off-site and digital builds can take place anywhere (just follow the directions/requirements on the Info Packet Coversheet and Judging Guidelines...both downloadable below). 

Awards will be presented in seven categories. 

Not a builder but still want to help? Great sponsorships are available (read on below), or you can make a donation HERE (use the "in honor of" field and type "PensaCAN").

Builder Information:

  • View the PensaCAN Info Packet Coversheet HERE
  • View the 2023 Judging & Awards Guidelines HERE
  • View the 2023 PensaCAN Food Items list HERE 
  • View/Download the 2023 PensaCAN Food Order Form HERE (in the new screen, click the blue "Download file" button at top of screen to download editable spreadsheet)

***Teams are welcome to purchase their food from any vendor. However, if you want the food picked up by Manna and delivered directly to Cordova Mall on Build Day, you must use the attached food items list and order form.

***Digital build teams that would like to purchase food worth the value of their build and donate it to Manna should use the Food Order Form and send to Manna with payment by September 1.

Sponsor Information:

  • View the 2023 PensaCAN Sponsorship Levels HERE
  • Click HERE to make online sponsorship. Use the "in honor of" field to list which build team the money should sponsor (IE "XYZ PensaCAN team") 

PensaCAN Dates:

  • Food Order Forms Due: Thursday, August 24, 5:00 pm
  • Build Team Registration Closes: Friday, September 1, 5:00 pm
  • Sponsor Forms & Logos Due: Friday, September 1, 5:00 pm
  • Digital & Off-site Build Images Due: Friday, September 1, 5:00 pm
  • On-site Build Date: Thursday, September 21, Cordova Mall
  • Judging: Friday, September 22 
  • Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, October 3, 4:45 pm @ Beyond the Grape
  • Display Dates: Thursday, September 21 thru Friday, September 29
  • Take Down: Saturday, September 30, 7:00 am

Thank you sponsors!

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