NEW:This page is mostly updated for 2021. There are some items still in development.

Deadlines and Important Dates (to be updated)

September 8, 2021 – Deadline for entry
The Canstruction® New York 2021 Call for Entries is closed.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – Mandatory Kickoff Meeting – at least one member of your team MUST attend via Zoom.

Here is a link to the recording of the Team Kickoff Meeting

September 13, 2021 – Design Submission due – detailed drawing or computer image with exact dimensions (L, W, H) of your structure in either JPG or PDF format. DO NOT send CAD files. Email to by 6:30 p.m. with subject line “Structure Submission.” If your design concept changes significantly after initial submission you must submit a new or revised design sketch.

September 13, 2021 - GOYA Sponsorship due. If your team’s structure will be built with 100% Goya products and you wish to be considered for the GOYA sponsorship, email to by 6 p.m. with subject line “GOYA Sponsorship Submission.” We are still awaiting news from GOYA whether they will offer the scholarship

September 20, 2021 – Fill out the 2021 Social Media Information Form by this date. We'd like to have the social media information in place as soon as possible, so we can coordinate with our teams and partners. If you can please submit this information sooner.

September 20, 2021 Submit Office Building Insurance Certificate request (all teams, except those exempted). Here is a Certificate of Insurance Sample   Clarification to teams: You are obtaining a Certificate of Insurance Request from your building management. This will be a sample similar to the sample we have provided that lists your buildings' insurance requirements. The Movers will then be submitting a COI to your building so that they will be allowed to come pick up your cans and build materials.  Some buildings may not require a COI. Please provide proof (copy of email or letter) that your building does not require a COI.

September 27, 2021 – Order cans from Victory Food Service and Goya before this date to ensure that you receive your cans in time to do test builds and to remedy any mistakes that may occur with your order or delivery. Note: Teams that wish to purchase from Goya will need to pick up the cans themselves. Our movers can pick up and deliver the Goya cans at team's cost. If there are multiple teams that use our movers, the movers can pick up all the cans at once and distribute to the teams and then the teams can share the mover costs.

October 1, 2021 – Movers’ Manifest submission due. This is submitted in two parts - Part A: Fill out the form at online and Part B: Download at, in the Google Sheet File menu (not the browser File menu), choose Download As-->Microsoft Excel, you may also copy the Google Sheet (File-->Make a Copy) and fill out online if you have a Google Drive account, rename the form per instructions with your firm name first, fill it out and return it to

October 1, 2021 – Fill out and submit the online Mission Board Form at by this date.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 MANDATORY team meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brookfield Place – We will meet at the base of the Grand Stairs in the Winter Garden. Directions to Brookfield Place or View a map

October 25 – 29, 2021 – Food and Build material Pick-up days (Schedule will be provided to teams)

November 3, 2021 – There are several available food options at Hudson Eats and throughout Brookfield Place to get dinner (see Plan ahead what you will bring or order for Build Night food, beverages (no alcohol is permitted in the public spaces), and snacks.

November 1, 2021 – Fill out and submit the Build Night Participants form not needed this year.

November 1 & 2, 2021 – Load-in days (Cans and other building materials must be delivered to venue on these days)

November 3, 2021 – Canstruction New York Build Night 

November 4 - 15, 2021 – Canstruction New York Exhibit open to the public.

November 8, 2021 – Judging of structures.

November 8, 2021The Awards Ceremony will be virtual via Zoom - the Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm but attendees will be let in starting around 5:00 pm. Award Ceremony login information is listed further down on this page. Please RSVP for every login - the RSVP form is embedded below with the Award Ceremony information. Email any questions to

November 8, 2021 – Judging of structures.

Raffles – There will be no raffles this year

November 15, 2021 – DeCanstruction 6:45 PM Check in, 7:00 PM Start. Please send at least 2 people to supervise the City Harvest volunteers. If your structure is complicated with lots of boards, straightening rods, bolts, etc. please send several team members to dismantle your structure.

Forms and other Information for Teams

[forms will be added as they become available]

The following files and forms along with additional information will be kept and updated for convenience in this Dropbox folder:

• 2021 Rules and Regulations 9-8-2021 Updated 10-6-2021 version now available

• 2021 Rules and Regulations Build-Out Summary

• 2021 Team Build Out Instructions - To be added before the Team Logistics Meeting in October

• 2021 Canstruction NYC - Structural Considerations

• 2021 Canstruction NYC - Structure Inspection Form

• Fundraising Handout

•Team Captain Slideshow, which makes a good presentation to show your colleagues to recruit team members.

• 2021 Mission Board Online Form

• 2021 Canstruction Build Night COVID-19 Guidelines

• The 2021 Food Contents and Pick-Up Location Information forms - Information for movers

• 2021 Social Media Information Form

• 2021 Build Night Participant online form - if required by Brookfield Place TBD

• 2021 Gala Night Attendee Form - method of collecting reservations TBD

2021 Canstruction New York Structure Locations at Brookfield Place. To be added. For reference only.

• SDA Canstruct-a-Member Application. If your firm participates in Canstruction this year, then an administrator from your firm can qualify for free National and Chapter membership dues for a year. Membership begins on the competition build-out date and expires one year later. Please pass along the application to an administrator in your firm. Now Available

Information about Team Announcements and Contacting Canstruction New York

• All announcements to participating teams will be made through the Canstruction® New York Team Mailing list:

•  To post a query to the entire Canstruction NY team mailing list (all teams and committee members), send an email to Replies will go to the original sender. Please use Reply All only to reply to the entire list. •  You must be subscribed to the Canstruction NY Team Mailing list to be able to send an email to the mailing list ( You must send the email to the Mailing list from the email address you are subscribed under (where you receive the team emails). If you wish to change your email address for the Mailing list or be added to the Mailing list, send an email to with your request. •  There is an archive of all Canstruction NY Mailing list posts available to all subscribed members at: To receive a reminder email of your password in order to view the archives, go to and enter your email at the very bottom of the page.

Teams should direct all emails for the organizing committee to, which is automatically distributed to all main members of the committee.

Awards Ceremony Information!

The Awards Ceremony will be virtual via Zoom. Each team can have up to 20 logins for team members, colleagues, sponsors, etc. You may have as many people as you wish at each login location.

Please RSVP for every login

Zoom login information

Topic: Canstruction New York Award Ceremony
Time: Nov 8, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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