ENTRY FORMS DUE BY:
April 16, 2018
WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON:
May 4, 2018
PROGRAM QUICK LINKS
The Carton 2 Garden program is part of Evergreen Packaging’s ongoing effort to raise awareness among consumers on the eco-friendly benefits of paper cartons. Evergreen Packaging cartons have the attributes consumers want: more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource: trees. Cartons are also recyclable, and cartons are made with renewable energy – over 50% of the energy used to make the paper in our cartons comes from biomass.
SPRING 2018 CARTON 2 GARDEN CONTEST
Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org are proud to present our fourth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest! Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.
Your school can get started by collecting at least 100 empty cartons from your home, community, or cafeteria. After gathering cartons, it’s time to design and construct purposeful garden items and structures using them. Looking for ideas? Check out last year’s winners for inspiration and visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest or tips, activities, and lessons.
The Spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden is open to all PreK-12 public and private schools in the United States. Your school does not need a garden to participate.
All entries must document and share their gardening experience through an online entry form and submission of up to 10 photos. In order to be eligible for the grand prize and specialty prizes, entries must also include a video link that tells the story of the project in its entirety. Please note: that each student that appears in the photos or video must have an accompanying signed official Carton 2 Garden parental release form submitted with your entry.
Fourteen (14) entries will be selected to receive award packages for their efforts.
- One (1) grand prize winner will be selected to receive a prize valued at $5,000.
- Three (3) winners will be selected for exemplary demonstration in the following specialty areas: STEM, Sustainability, and Health & Wellness. These three (3) winners will receive a prize valued at $2,500 each.
- Ten (10) winners, five (5) from middle/high school and five (5) from elementary school, will receive award packages valued at $1,000 each.
To learn more, check out the Spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden’s Prizes and Judging Criteria.
INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?
Spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden Entry Forms must be submitted by Monday, April 16, 2018.
All entries must be submitted through our online application system. Click here to register your interest to participate in the Carton 2 Garden Contest and receive seeds and a tips sheet to begin your gardening adventures. After registering, you will receive a link and email for the official entry form.
All winners are asked to keep us apprised of the progress in their garden. Award winners will receive instructions following the announcement.
- Photos of Prize Presentation
Winners are asked to provide up to five photos of the students receiving their prize (opening the prize box, presentation to the team, etc.)
- Progress of the Garden
A minimum of 10 digital photos will be requested from all winners, regional and national winners showing the progress of the garden after the competition.
Note: Parental photo permission forms will be required for all youth pictured allowing KidsGardening.org and Evergreen Packaging to use the photos at their discretion.
Here are some additional materials to help you kick off your Spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden Project:
- Poster to promote the contest to students (11×17 | 8.5×11)
- Poster to promote proper care of milk cartons (11×17 | 8.5×11)
- Poster describing the Plant Life Cycle (11×17 | 8.5×11)
- Educational Material: Seed Starting