I BUILT THIS! video contest

The fifth annual I BUILT THIS! video contest will be here before you know it - start planning now!

NCCER and Build Your Future’s I BUILT THIS! video contest gives aspiring craft professionals or their instructors an opportunity to showcase outstanding construction projects.

The contest will be open for entries starting October 1, 2019.


Craft instructors are invited to add the video contest into their curriculum for the fall as an excellent opportunity to allow students, trainees and instructors to show off their skills and gain attention for school programs. Submissions are accepted from all types of construction and maintenance crafts, as well as secondary and postsecondary programs. When planning how best to incorporate I BUILT THIS! into your fall curriculum, please keep the following criteria in mind:

  • Videos must showcase all stages of the project development, where applicable
  • Proper safety practices must be demonstrated at all times and by all individuals seen (videos with safety violations will be disqualified)
  • Length must be no more than three minutes
  • Collaboration with media programs is encouraged
  • And most importantly, projects must be relevant to the construction or maintenance industries!

2018 winners

Individual Secondary
Michael Fulton
Carroll County Career and Technology Center

Group Secondary
Joseph Petrowicz, Dai Wei Chen, Sara Warthen
Carroll County Career and Technology Center

Individual Postsecondary
Tyrique Johnson
ABC of Metro Washington,
NCCER HVAC Apprenticeship Program

Group Postsecondary
Russ Jackson, James Kelso, Mike Mann,
Nathan McMurray, Jared Lowell
Southern Air Apprenticeship Program

People's Choice
Rossy Ballesteros
Columbus Career & College Academy

2017 Winners

1st Place Secondary
Dalton Yingling
Carroll County Career and Technology Center, Welding Technology

2nd Place Secondary
Andrea Nguyen, Jerry Rodriguez, Grant Huber & Carlos Zambrano
Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School

1st Place Postsecondary
Russ Jackson
Southern Air Apprenticeship Program

2nd Place Postsecondary
Alexander Lopez
ABC of Metro Washington, NCCER Pipefitter Apprenticeship Program

2016 Winners

1st Place Secondary
Max Roeder
Springdale District Television

2nd Place Secondary
Simon Anderson
Mahomet-Seymour High School

1st Place Postsecondary
Sebastian Diffey
North Arkansas College

Honorable Mention
Hunter Alums
Uncommon Construction

2015 Winners

1st Place Secondary
Earl Warren High
School NISD

2nd Place Secondary
Mahomet Seymour
High School

1st Place Postsecondary
Drumright Central
Technical College

2nd Place Postsecondary
Monongalia Technical
Education Center