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 our most recent winners!

Grace McInnis, Tulsa Technology Center

Valerie Peterson, Hawkeye Community College

Bowen Phillips, Mooresville High School


The I BUILT THIS! contest is returning at a new timeframe in February 2024, 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 the 2023/2024 school year. 
  • 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.

Congratulations 2024 Winners!

Secondary Category

Wesley Yoder

Lincoln High School

Post-Secondary Category

Mike Schweinsberg

Carroll County Career and Technology Center

People’s Choice Category

Fred Mason

Columbus Career and College Academy

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

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