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Scaffold Art Design Competition

Scaffold Art Design

Beakerhead 2016

Scaffold Art Design competition sponsored by Armour Equipment.

Competition Objective

The objective of this design competition is to showcase the talents of the scaffolders contributing to the growth and sustainability of this great province. We believe strongly that scaffolders have an inherent ability to envision and create complicated structures from scratch and that Alberta is home to the top talent. We want to give them an opportunity to tune into the artistic element and learn themselves what’s possible, be proud of their unique skill sets, and share with the rest of Alberta why scaffolders are awesome.

Design Criteria

We are looking for applicants to express their imagination and skills as a scaffolder and create a unique and interesting art piece or sculpture from commonly used scaffolding components that can be built and showcased. It can be a shape, an object, an animal, words, letters; absolutely anything you can imagine.

Cash prize of $5,500 to winner plus other awesome stuff.

In celebration of Amour Equipment’s 55th anniversary, they’re partnering up with Beakerhead to hold a first of its kind scaffold art design competition that must include at least one member of Local 2103 or 1325 United Brotherhood of Carpenters.

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Please direct questions about the competition to

Important 2016 Dates:

  • May 1, 2016: Opening for submissions
  • July 1, 2016: Deadline for submissions
  • August 1, 2016: Official Adjudication
  • August 31, 2016: Announcement of the successful proposal
  • September 8 – 13, 2016: Build period in Calgary
  • September 14 – 18, 2016: International premiere at Beakerhead!

Photo: Neil Zeller Photography