Show Us Your School’s Steel Sculpture!

This fall marks 30 years since the installment of the original AISC Steel Sculpture on the University of Florida’s campus. Today, there are more than 170 of these teaching sculptures across the country and around the world. In celebration of the sculpture’s 30th anniversary and to honor its creator, Duane Ellifritt, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Florida, AISC is holding a contest for students to show off their university’s steel sculpture.

Students have until Friday, September 16, to submit a creative photo (or photos) of their school’s AISC Steel Sculpture. All eligible entries will be posted to AISC's Facebook page during the week of September 26, and anyone with a Facebook account can vote for their favorite photo. The final day of online voting will be on SteelDay, Friday, September 30. Students who’ve submitted photos with the most likes will win prizes.

To enter the contest, students are required to submit a photo of their school’s AISC Steel Sculpture to and must include their full name and university name with each photo entry. They can enter as many photos as they wish, but may win only one prize. Creativity and personality are important. Props and/or people are encouraged in the photos.

For full contest details, visit For more information on the AISC Steel Sculpture, including a full school listing, photo gallery and a link to download the Steel Sculpture plans, visit