"Canstruction" sculpture competition held

Posted at: 10/26/2013 5:46 PM

You've heard of sculptures made of marble, clay and even sand and butter at the New York State Fair, but how about cans?

On Saturday local engineers and architects took part in the eighth annual "Canstruction" design-build competition at the Bausch and Lomb Wintergarden.

The competition is a contest to see who can build the most unique structure out of cans.Those cans are then donated to area food pantries

Organizers say that it's a fun way to help out others in anticipation to the holiday season.

“This is a great event. You kind of lose sight that it's actually a can drive, because a lot of people like doing it and you get this great exhibit, but in the end it's Foodlink and people who are in need of cans and food and we get a lot of them out of it,” said Ken Glazer, “Canstruction” Rochester president.

This year's theme for "Canstruction" is Hollywood. News10NBC is told it will include exhibits from movies like Jaws, Up, Despicable Me and Back to the Future.

Organizers say were able to donate 32,000 cans of food during last year's event.