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YVC Canstructure Contest

What is CANSTRUCTURE? Canstructure is a structure building competition to fight hunger. Teams of Berks County youth compete in a contest to build incredible structures made from cans of food.  Each team is responsible for holding its own food drive prior to the event to collect the cans for its structure and all canned food will be donated to the Helping Harvest Food Bank following the competition.

Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading will hold its 7th annual Canstructure competition March 15-17, 2024 at locations around Berks County. The theme of this year's contest is Around the World.  Changes to the competition will allow for the structures to be built at locations determined by each team (e.g., school, church, garage  etc.). Teams will submit short videos on thier structure to be judged virtually on March 16. 

Team registration for the contest is due November 22, 2023.  

To learn more, see our Registration Form and Rules handouts and visit

Team Leaders - Want to know What to Expect? Learn more here. Download our YVC Profile and Waiver for students ages 11 to 18. View our Judging Rubric here.

There is no cost to students for this contest - please support Canstructure and YVC of Reading's year-round programming by making a donation here.

Read about the 2019 event in Reading Magazine here. 








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