Show off your projects!

Our annual I BUILT THIS! video contest is a nationwide competition inviting construction craft students and trainees to showcase their building projects. 

Celebrating the art of building, high school career and technical education students and postsecondary construction trainees or apprentices are eligible to enter the I BUILT THIS! contest. 

2022 I BUILT THIS! Contest


The eighth annual I BUILT THIS! construction video contest is now closed for entries. Check back soon for results!


One winner will be selected from each category.

  • Secondary 
  • Postsecondary   
  • People’s Choice  

Contest Rules

  • Entries must showcase projects that are relevant to the construction or maintenance industries. 
  • Featured projects must have been completed in 2022. 
  • Proper safety practices must be used in the video.
  • Video or caption must include the names of participants and their school/training program. 
  • Videos must use original audio or copyright free music/sounds. 
  • Entrants must be following Build Your Future on the platform of entry.

How To Enter

  • Upload or create your video using TikTok or Instagram. 
  • Include the hashtag #IBUILTTHIS22 in your video post.
  • Complete the entry form and submit!
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED! Entries due Nov. 13!


The contest has now closed. 


Prizes will include tools from DEWALT, gift cards from Carhartt, apparel from Ariat Crew, a classroom set of NCCER construction textbooks from Pearson, and more! 

Thank you to our 2022 Prize Sponsors!

2021 I BUILT THIS! Winners

Seth Hartman, Carroll County Career and Technology Center

Preston Harper, ABC Virginia and Southern Air

John Alcorn, Carroll County Career and Technology Center