CANvas CAN-paign


VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. Can’d Aid is updating our drinking water cans and we need your help selecting the winning artist! Choose from your favorite design below and submit your ballot. Winning artists will receive a cash prize of: 1st $5,000, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $500. Voting will close on April 12th at 11:59pm MST.

Did you know that just 9% of plastic ever created has been successfully recycled? In an effort to curb the word’s single-use plastic problem, we proudly package our water in infinitely recyclable aluminum cans.

In response to disasters,


cans of water have been donated.

2021 Finalists

  • Drew Button

    Denver, CO – The koi fish is a symbol of hope and perseverance. They gained their symbolism as they were often found swimming against the current up the Yellow River. Access to clean drinking water is an important part of both finding hope and swimming against the current.

  • Honz Williams

    Brooklyn, NY – I was thinking of all the ways I reuse cans: for flowers, paint brushes, pens. And I thought the cans strung together was not only adorable and nostalgic, but showed a non-traditional way of people connecting – which we’ve all been doing this past year. I didn’t want to overdo it with the quarantine theme but I do think the collective trauma we’ve all endured brings us closer and can make us stronger.

  • Jordan Caulk

    Bolingbrook, IL – I wanted to share a sweet and simple message about how anyone with the passion and drive to make a difference can do so-whether it be through art, music, design, volunteering, education, or good old-fashioned elbow grease. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from- if you have the drive and desire to help our planet, you can do it!

  • Bryn Merrell

    Reno, NV – This design illustrates the relationship between infinitely recyclable aluminum cans and our environment. I wanted to display the optimistic outlook that recycling has for our planet’s future when it comes to consciously choosing reusable items over single-use plastics. Whether you enjoy getting lost in the mountains, basking in the warm desert sun, or exploring the depths of the ocean, my hope is that this design ignites a call to action to work together to preserve our planet’s wild and scenic areas!

  • Kyrie Woodring

    Las Vegas, NV – By depicting a woman watering a tree, it is showing the direct impact an individual can have on our planet: shown with the growth of the branches shaped in the infinity symbol and overall health of the surrounding natural area. Quite literally in this case, she is “watering” a community back to health.

Aluminum cans are infinitely recyclable.

Aluminum can be recycled over and over again and is never degraded.

In just 60 days, cans are recycled.

From shelf, to recycling bin, to shelf again. Recycling is achieved in just two months.

Most recycled material on the market.

75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today.

$1 Billion worth of aluminum is thrown away annually.

Americans throw away nearly $1 billion in aluminum cans each year.