16th Annual Student Design & Build Contest

Tomorrow's Designers

Take 12" x 12" Poster Board + Business Cards + Toothpicks + Glue
+ 6th to 8th Grade Teachers and Students

2017 KIDstruction News

This year's theme was: Improving Lives - A Community Approach and was held on Saturday, September 30th, 2017.

The winners are as follows:

Animal Services >
1st Place:  #84 Sonoran Skies at Coyote Trail
2nd Place:  #45 Luv 4 Animals Care Group at Twin Peaks
3rd Place: #85 Team 85 at Coyote Trail

Youth Services >
1st Place:  #78 Busta’ McThunda Sticks from Coyote Trail
2nd Place:  #54 Smarties from Alter Valley Elementary
3rd Place: #76 Sour Patch Girls at Pomerene

Crisis Response >
1st Place:  #30 MACK from Rattlesnake Ridge
2nd Place:  # 39 Einstein Jokers from Rattlesnake Ridge
3rd Place: #49 Cross Crew from Twin Peaks

Food Services >
1st Place:  #73 Prometheis Team from Pomerene
2nd Place:  #99 Soul Food Team from Thornydale Elementary
3rd Place: #40 Wildflower Team from Twin Peaks

History of Kidstruction

Kidstruction is a design/build competition among middle school students sponsored by the SACSDA. 

The event takes place at the end of September/start of October every year.   Students and teachers start on the project in August.  In order to compete, teams from Southern Arizona's middle schools have to design and build futuristic structures based on an annual theme.  The student entries have to be built using only business cards, toothpicks and glue and must fit on a 12" x 12" base.

Judges for the event have included representatives from the University of Arizona's College of Architecture, the City of Tucson, the SDA local chapter and local businesses.  In previous years, awards have been presented to the students by Mayor Bob Walkup and other prominent members of the Tucson community.

In 2017, we had 100 competing teams in 19 schools from Southern Arizona including Tucson, Marana, Ft. Huachuca , Benson and St. David!

For additional information, please contact Jen Crane, 2017 Kidstruction Chair. 

Special thanks to John Crane for most of the photos you see on this page.


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