University Programs

Student SteelDay Contest

Congratulations to our Student SteelDay Contest winners!

(Instagram handles linked below)

Top five winners:

Honorable mention:

Thank you to all students who participated.  We hope you had a great experience celebrating SteelDay!

Attention all students!

Friday, September 28, is SteelDay, and you're invited to join us in celebrating the structural steel industry! SteelDay offers the opportunity for architecture, engineering and construction professionals, students and others to gain insight into the work, experience and accomplishments of the U.S. structural steel industry at events occurring all over the country.

Although the start of fall term can be a busy time for students, we're making it easy for you to participate in SteelDay through an Instagram contest just for you!

Your Instagram submission can be submitted as individual pictures or a photo series, and must be posted between Monday, September 17 through SteelDay, Friday, September 28, and add the hashtags #SteelDay, #studentcontest and #steeldayscavengerhunt.

Make sure your Instagram profile is public so we can see it!

Hunt for these items! 

Take a photo of yourself with as many of these steel things as possible. You must be in each photo. 

  1. column
  2. architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS)
  3. braced frame/diagonal brace
  4. truss
  5. C or MC channel section
  6. hollow structural steel (HSS) member
  7. The Steel Construction Manual
  8. shear connection
  9. base plate

All eligible entries will be reviewed by a panel of AISC judges based on the number of correct items found, and up to five (5) lucky winners will be selected to choose one of the following prizes:

If there is a tie, quality and creativity of photos will be considered. Students may enter more than once but are only eligible for one prize. Winners must be located within the U.S.

By participating in the SteelDay student contest, each entrant irrevocably grants AISC a non-exclusive, unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free, transferable license and right to use and authorize the use of the entrant's submission and any other material or information in connection with the contest for purposes of advertising, trade and other commercial purposes. AISC will not share private information.

Winners will be announced on Friday, October 5.

Questions or comments about the contest may be sent to All other inquiries about AISC's University Programs may be sent to