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A Little Cardboard + a Lot of Creativity!


Help educate and advocate for youth homelessness by creating a box structure that shares information. Tells a story. Gives hope.
Entries in the Boxed-In Contest will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Educational theme regarding homelessness
  • Creativity
  • Comfort
  • Livability




More information on awards coming soon!



You are required to construct the shelter using ACCEPTABLE materials only. Please refer to the list below of these materials, as well as the list of materials that are not acceptable to use. These lists were created to respect the Jack Trice Stadium and Iowa State University facilities.

Box designs using prohibited materials will not be allowed in the stadium. Any entry using unacceptable materials will be disqualified.


You CAN use:
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Props
  • Tape
  • String or rope
  • Small staples
  • Crayons
  • Chalk
  • Water-based markers
  • Battery-powered lighting may be used for effect
You CANNOT use:
  • Paint
  • Wood
  • Permanent markers
  • Large staples
  • Glue
  • Styrofoam