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Students to compete in can formation competition

A final display during last year's can formation contest. Photo courtesy of Sarah Catherine Causey

Nick Privitera

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Students will compete in a can formation competition tomorrow throughout the Ferguson Center for Homecoming Week.

Teams of students from student organizations, fraternities, sororities and the SGA Executive Board will use cans to make designs that relate to the homecoming theme, Forever Crimson. The competition begins at 2:00 p.m., and the designs will be judged at 5:00 p.m.

All cans are donated to the West Alabama Food Bank in collaboration with Beat Auburn Beat Hunger. The food bank serves nine counties and helps feed over 90,000 people according to Katie Brinser, director of community service.

“Students will be amazed to see what others are able to create simply by using cans,” Brinser said. “Also, it is a great way for them to show their support for UA Homecoming as well as Beat Auburn Beat Hunger.”

The competition is judged on the number of cans, spirit and originality, according to Brinser. The structure of cans must be self-supporting, but may use non-permanent adhesives. A minimum of 50 cans is required, and only five team members are allowed to compete at a time. Teams can earn points from the number of cans donated regardless of how the design relates to the theme.

Teams will be awarded 100, 50 and 25 points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

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