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PensaCAN 2024 Registration

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2024
  • 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, September 05, 2024
  • 5:00 PM




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 eight 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").

We set a record with the equivalent of over 19,000 meals donated last year. Help us break 20,000 this year!

Builder Information:

  • View the PensaCAN Info Packet Coversheet HERE
  • View the 2024 Judging & Awards Guidelines HERE
  • Food Item List is available HERE.
  • Food Order Form is available HERE.

***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 5.

Sponsor Information:

  • View the 2024 PensaCAN Sponsors Info Packet 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, September 5, 5:00 pm
  • Build Team Registration Closes: Thursday, September 5, 5:00 pm
  • Sponsor Forms & Logos Due: Thursday, September 5, 5:00 pm
  • Digital & Off-site Build Images Due: Thursday, September 5, 5:00 pm
  • On-site Build Date: Thursday, October 3, Cordova Mall
  • Judging: Friday, October 4
  • Display Dates: Friday, October 4 thru Friday, October 11
  • Take Down: Saturday, October 12, 7:00 am
  • Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, October 15, 4:45 pm @ TBD

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