Steel Sculpture Competition Now Accepting Entries

The winning sculpture in last year's Steel Sculpture Competition — “Building America” — created by Universal Steel, Inc. (an AISC member and certified fabricator) 

Are you ready to make your structural steel vision come to life? Then enter AISC’s sixth 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. Tips for an award-winning photo: Shoot your sculpture by a window to use natural light (direct sunlight will wash out your sculpture), or face a light towards your sculpture; use a solid background that highly contrasts your sculpture (all white usually works best); take the photo on a camera, preferably DSLR, for optimum resolution.
  • You choose the 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, 2016 to AISC’s Jenny McDonald at  

From September 19-23, all entries will be posted to the AISC Facebook page where visitors can vote for their favorites. The five entries that receive the most “likes” will be put on display at the 2017 NASCC: The Steel Conference, March 22-25 in San Antonio, 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 a $500 value).

For more about the competition, go to The competition is part of SteelDay, the structural steel industry’s largest educational and networking event, held nationwide. It’s scheduled for September 30 this year; mark your calendars! If you’re interested in hosting or attending an event, visit