The AIAS and American Galvanizers Association (AGA) are looking for members to share their sketches/renderings/models to showcase the use of galvanized steel in a unique way! This competition is open to all years and skill sets – show us what you’ve got!

This competition asks students to research the design and fabrication properties of hot-dip galvanizing and then sketch/model a sculpture, building façade, parking garage, outdoor recreation/entertainment structure, etc. that could be physically built out of hot-dip galvanized steel.

Submissions will be judged on constructability, design, and ingenuity.

Looking for some examples and inspiration? Check out “Praying Mantis for Burning Man” and other examples in the section below.

How to Enter

  1. Share your sketches/renderings/models on your Instagram account between June 1 and August 10, 2018, to enter the competition
  2. Tell us (in 1-2 sentences) how your sketch/rendering/model is utilizing galvanized steel (or how it is taking advantage of hot-dip galvanized steel’s benefits)
  3. Tag the AIAS National Office and AGA on Instagram – @aiasorg @agagalvanizeit
  4. Use the following hashtags: #AIASInStudio#InStudioMade and #galvanizeit

The top submissions will be promoted bi-weekly on the AIAS National Instagram account.

Three winners will be selected and may have their project(s) physically built at the AGA’s discretion.

Winners will be announced in August.

*Note: You must be an active AIAS member to participate*
**You must have a public Instagram account to participate**
***There is no limit to the number of sketches and renderings you can submit, but please choose your best!***


Three winners will be selected and their work will be showcased at AIAS FORUM 2018.

The winning cash prizes are as follows:

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $250

3rd Place: $100


You must have uploaded your sketches and renderings to Instagram by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 10, 2018.


Design + Fabrication Resources

Examples: Artistic & Sculptural

Examples: Building Elements & Parking Structures

Examples: Recreation & Entertainment