Show off your projects!

Our annual I BUILT THIS! video contest is a nationwide competition. High school, career and technical education students, and postsecondary construction trainees or apprentices are eligible.

check out the 2022 Winners!

Grace McInnis, Tulsa Technology Center

Valerie Peterson, Hawkeye Community College

Bowen Phillips, Mooresville High School


The I BUILT THIS! contest is returning and inviting construction craft students and trainees to showcase their building projects. Construction crafts of all kinds can enter and three eligible participants will win in the secondary, postsecondary and people’s choice categories.

Contest rules

  • Entries must showcase projects that are relevant to the construction or maintenance industries. 
  • Featured projects must have been completed in 2023. 
  • 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. 
  • Video must be uploaded to YouTube. Additional videos uploaded to Instagram and TikTok are eligible for an extra prize.
  • Entrants must be following Build Your Future on the platform of entry.

2023 Prize List

Three Winners (Secondary, Postsecondary, People’s Choice) will each receive the following prizes:

  • GoPro HERO10 Black + Accessories Kit
  • DEWALT Tools
    • 20V MAX* Cordless Brushless XR® Hammerdrill & Impact Driver Combo Kit
  • Visa Gift Card
  • I BUILT THIS! Commemorative Hard Hat
  • NCCER & BYF Swag

         And More!

The school or training program associated with the winning entries will also receive:

  • NCCER/Pearson Classroom Book Set
  • Winner Display Banner

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

Careers in Construction Month is coming up!

Join us this October as we promote the skilled trades!