CANvas CAN-paign

See YOUR Artwork Featured on Can'd Aid's 12 oz. aluminum water cans!


    Can’d Aid and Ball Corporation are looking for artists of all ages and skill levels (students, amateurs and professionals) to submit their original artwork. The winning artist’s work will be featured on Can’d Aid’s 12 oz. aluminum cans filled with clean drinking water. Through Can’d Aid’s Water + Response program, this water will be shipped to communities in need in response to natural and human-made disasters. To date, over 2 million cans have been shipped nationwide.

  • Theme

    Can’d Aid water is packaged exclusively in infinitely recyclable aluminum cans in an effort to help eliminate single-use plastic waste. As such, all artwork submitted should convey the importance of recycling, sustainability and the benefits of aluminum. Look at the bottom of this webpage for key aluminum facts.

  • about

    Entry is free and open to EVERYONE. All eligible artwork must be submitted by March 15, 2021 at 11:59 MST. A panel of judges will select the top 5 artists. Then, the general public will pick the grand prize winner via online voting from April 5-12th.

    1st Place will be awarded $5,000 and artwork featured on Can’d Aid water cans, 2nd Place: $1,000, 3rd Place: $500

  • regulations

    – Artists may submit a maximum of four digital images.
    – Artwork must be in a jpg, png, or pdf format. (preferred design format is Illustrator)
    – Artwork must be 8.25″ x 4.5″ (or proportionate)
    – No more than 6 colors
    – Keep in mind that the winning artist’s work will be featured on 12 oz. aluminum cans. Please submit art that is suitable (ie. graphic design, sketch, paint, etc.),

  • 2017 winner

    Mila Sketch won the first ever CANvas CANpaign. As a Russian born, Austin based professional artist, Mila’s work features intricate design, painting and murals. See how her drawing of robot hands was transformed into art on a can!

2021 Rules + Regulations




All submissions are due by March 15, 2021.


Aluminum cans can be infinitely recycled.

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

In just 60 days, cans are recycled.

From shelf, to recycling bin – closed loop recycling is achieved within two month’s time.

Most recycled material on the market today.

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

$1 billion worth of recyclables are thrown away annually.

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

The CANvas CANpaign would not be possible without the support of Ball Foundation - thank you.