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Outstanding Student Chapter Contest

2017 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest

The AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest 2017 guidelines and rubric have been released and AGC is pleased to accept applications from our Student Chapters.  Winners receive cash prizes ($2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively), framed certificates, and will be asked to give a presentation on their winning project along with four complementary registrations to the 2018 AGC Annual Convention, to be held February 26-28, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 27, 2017.

Winners of the 2016 Contest

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest!

Applications for the 2016 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest have been accepted and AGC of America received applications from exceptional Student Chapters across the country! Each of the Student Chapters demonstrated a strong portfolio showing dedication to their community and public service projects. Three applications in particular stood out from the others and AGC of America is happy to announce the first, second and third place winners of the 2016 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest:

  • First Place: Kansas State University AGC Student Chapter 
  • Second Place: University of Cincinnati Construction Student Association 
  • Third Place: : Southern Illinois University Constructors Club

First Place: Kansas State University AGC Student Chapter

The Kansas State University AGC Student Chapter won $2,500 for its portfolio of projects in 2016 and its close partnership with their sponsoring chapter, AGC of Kansas.  Their standout project included the complete construction from start to finish of a 9’ x 11’ x 8 tall sound-proof recording booth called a “Story Store” for Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas. This recording booth exhibit enables current and former residents of vanishing rural communities to share and record for posterity their recollections of their experiences growing up in small towns.  Currently showcased in the Flint Hills Discovery Center, this unique project will eventually travel throughout Kansas to become a traveling exhibit.  As many as 50,000 people are expected to view this exhibit in the next year and recordings from the Story Store will be documented and held in a collection at the Library of Congress.  

Second Place: University of Cincinnati Student Association

The University of Cincinnati Construction Student Association won $1,500 for its portfolio of projects and events during the 2015-2016 school year including partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build four homes and participating in the Cincinnati CANstruction Event.  Cincinnati CANstruction is comprised of a team that designed, fundraised, and ultimately built the “Finding Nemo” themed can sculpture. About 100 members from this student chapter participated in their community service events benefitting four local families and donating over 4,600 cans to a Cincinnati Foodbank.  This group also won several awards in regional and national building competitions during the year.

Third Place: Southern Illinois University Constructors Club

The SIUE Constructors Club was awarded 3rd place and won $1,000 for its portfolio of projects and events during the 2015-2016 school year including their participation in a Habitat for Humanity spring break project in Florida and assisting in the completion on the roofing on a local Illinois park pavilion.  Student chapter participants fundraised for their Habitat project by hosting a trivia night and silent auction with attendees from local AGC companies.  They assisted with the installation of siding, fascia, trim, drywall, stairs, landscaping and deck boards on a new deck for two families in Walton County, Florida.  SIUE Club participants were asked by local AGC member companies to assist in completion of roofing on the Dennis H. Renderer Park Pavilion in Highland, Illinois and worked alongside local residential contractors and AGC members.

Again, congratulations to the winners of the AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest! It is never too early to start planning for the 2017 Outstanding Student Chapter Award.  Please look out for the 2017 Outstanding Student Chapter application to be released by March 2017.

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