Deadline Sunday to vote in CANstruction contest

501 fans have an opportunity to select the People’s Choice winner in the inaugural HP/501 LIFE CAN-struction event.

HP and 501 LIFE joined forces to help feed those in need through the project which featured local businesses using canned goods to “canstruct” a structure or design to be judged.

“This is a fun way to help refill local food pantries after the first of the year when they need it most,” said Valerie Lane, HP site program manager for the Enterprise Group at the Conway Customer Contact Center. Last year, HP associates participated in a CANstruction competition held internally. More than 7,000 items were collected and donated.

Participating businesses include: HP, SWN, Acxiom, Central Baptist College, First Security Bank, Centennial Bank, Nabholz Construction and the University of Central Arkansas.

The structures were built in early February. Some businesses constructed more than one entry but only one was selected to be entered in the community-wide competition.

A photo of each entry has been posted on the 501 LIFE Facebook page. To vote for an entry, an individual should “like” the photo, which can be shared to an individual’s Facebook page to help garner additional votes on the 501 Facebook page. The deadline to vote is midnight Sunday, March 2. The photos can also be viewed at the bottom of this page. 

A panel of judges will select one winner and the Facebook votes will determine the “People’s Choice.” All entries will be featured in the April edition of 501 LIFE.

Organizers hope to make the CAN-struction event an annual community service project in Central Arkansas. CANstruction is an international charity that hosts competitions, exhibitions and events that showcase structures made entirely out of full cans of food.

For more information or to participate, contact Lane at [email protected] or Sonja Keith at 501 LIFE at [email protected].