Steel Sculpture Competition Now Accepting Entries

The winning sculpture in AISC’s fourth annual Steel Sculpture Competition -- “Tearing Down the House” -- created by Coastal Steel, Cocoa, Fla. (an AISC Member and AISC Certified fabricator/Advanced Certified steel erector). 

Are you ready to make your structural steel vision come to life? Then enter AISC’s fifth annual Steel Sculpture Competition! If you’re an AISC full or associate member, join this year’s competition and create your own innovative steel sculpture for a chance to have your company featured in MSC as well as receive a catered lunch!

Here are the rules:

  • The sculpture must be steel (and only steel), but shapes, sizes and steel type can be your personal preference.
  • The sculpture must be made entirely by your staff.
  • The finished sculpture must fit in a 2-ft by 2-ft by 2-ft box (for shipping purposes).
  • All entries must include a photo of your sculpture with a title and the name of the company submitting the project. Use a solid, white background in your photo for optimum visibility of your sculpture.
  • There’s no theme! But keep in mind these characteristics of steel: adaptable, economical, quick and sustainable.
  • Entrants must be AISC full or associate member companies.

Submit your sculpture entry by September 9, 2015 to AISC’s Jenny McDonald at  

From September 14-18, all entries will be posted to AISC’s Facebook page ( where visitors can vote on them. The top five finalists will be put on display at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference, April 13-15 in Orlando, Fla., where the ultimate winner will be chosen by attendees. The winner will also be featured in MSC and receive a catered lunch for their company (up to $1,500 value).

Learn more about the competition at

The competition is part of SteelDay, the structural steel industry’s largest educational and networking event, held nationwide. It’s scheduled for September 25 this year; mark your calendars! If you’re interested in hosting or attending an event, please visit