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July 2012 - Cash in this holiday: Enter the CAN Craze competition

July 2012 - Cash in this holiday: Enter the CAN Craze competition

Message from the Collect-a-Can Can Man:

Hey kids! The long awaited June holidays have arrived and I’m sure you can’t wait to take a break from your school work and just chill! But do you know that if you dedicated some of your chill time to getting creative with used cans you could win a share of R50,000 cash?

Joshua Behrens from The Hills College in the Eastern Cape did just that last year when he created a portrait of Nelson Mandela out of crushed cans entitled, “Madiba, True Greatness” and won R10,000 for himself in Collect-a-Can’s CAN Craze competition! Josh’s work was also displayed at the 2011 Green Expo in Cape Town along with Hoërskool Florida’s giant rhino structure. 

Collect-a-Can’s 2012 CAN Craze competition opened nationally on 01 June and the deadline for submitting entries is 30 September. To enter, you need to create a structure or artwork out of 300 or more used cans, in the most creative way possible. Then take a picture of your completed entry and send it to Collect-a-Can along with an entry form which you can download off our website ( or collect from a Collect-a-Can branch. You can enter as a school, as a group or work individually. Winning entrants are awarded cash prizes.

Schools in the Western Cape have an extra chance to win. The Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre in the Western Cape is challenging schools in The Western Cape region to build Gerry the Giraffe (the centre’s living mascot) out of cans. The best Gerry, as judged by Giraffe House, will be put on display at the centre and entered into Collect-a-Can’s CAN Craze competition. The winning school will also win an interactive wildlife show from Giraffe House.

To find out more about Collect-a-Can visit or contact us on 011 466 2939. We are also on Facebook, Twitter.

Remember, you can write to me and let me know what you would like to win for yourself or your school! Send your letters to: The Can Man, PO Box 30500, Kyalami, 1684.

The Can Man

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