I Built This! Contest

Show off your projects

Our annual 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.

To participate, simply record building your project, making sure to tell us who you are, what you’re building and why, and what your plans are for the future.

The contest will start accepting submissions on Oct. 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 1. This year, we will have three categories: secondary, postsecondary and popular vote.

A few tips:

  1. Make sure to demonstrate proper safety and PPE.
  2. Videos should be less than 3 minutes long.
  3. Highlight one specific project, from start to finish.
  4. Keep an eye out for contest rules coming soon to make sure you’re ahead of the game.

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners!

1st Place Secondary
Dylan Buzzard, Carroll County Career and Technology Center

1st Place Postsecondary
James Snyder, Pikes Peak Community College

Runner-up Secondary
Dakota VanCleve, Carroll County Career and Technology Center

Runner-Up Postsecondary
Raul Sanchez, Shapiro & Duncan/ABC of Metro Washington

People’s Choice
John Amos, William Chrisman High School

To watch all of the IBT! winning videos over the years, visit our playlists:

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors

With more than $20,000 available in prizes, winning entrants and their
programs received tools, swag, gift cards and more.