METALCON launches a metal in design and construction project photo competition at this year’s annual conference and tradeshow in Tampa from Wednesday, Oct. 6 - Friday, Oct. 8.   

 Architects, designers, contractors, manufacturers and owners are invited to submit high-quality photos of their best, coolest, most interesting and inspiring projects that feature metal in the interior OR exterior design in one of the following categories: 

  • Roofs 
  • Walls 
  • Interiors 
  • Ornamental/Architectural Features 

A panel of judges comprised of the Metal Construction Association (MCA) council chairs and other metal construction and design industry experts will determine one winner in each of the four categories with one grand-prize winner.  Entries will be judged based on the use of metal in design and construction communicated through photographs, not based on photo composition. Entrants may submit multiple projects.  Each project requires its own entry form and photo. Submissions including photo and entry form must be received by September 2. 

Top entries will be displayed in the METALCON Metal in Architecture Gallery at the Tampa Convention Center during the show.  Photos selected for inclusion in the gallery will be automatically entered to win. All winners will be announced at METALCON, and the grand-prize winner will be awarded a $1000 cash prize.

To enter, register your project at or go here. Project photos must be in color and high-resolution; download the specs sheet for more information. 

“We are excited to launch this competition and also create the ultimate display of projects that illustrate the beauty, durability and functionality of metal in all kinds of architecture, from firehouses and truck stops to museums and universities at the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction,” said Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows