Last semester's Made By Milk winners inspired this yea'rs new "Animals" contest theme with their impressive 1,500 carton giraffe sculpture. Schools across the country are now welcome to show off their creativity and dedication to ... Facebook Twitter Pinterest
Last semester's Made By Milk winners inspired this yea'rs new "Animals" contest theme with their impressive 1,500 carton giraffe sculpture. Schools across the country are now welcome to show off their creativity and dedication to recycling for a chance at the $5,000 grand prize!
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Packaging today announced the launch of the Fall 2015 Made By Milk Carton Construction Contest, themed "Animals." Classroom teams can win up to $5,000 by constructing creations from empty milk cartons, saved from their school lunches. The deadline for submissions is November 18, 2015.
"The Made by Milk Contest urges students around the country to celebrate healthy eating and teamwork while learning valuable lessons on the importance of recycling by repurposing their empty cartons to build unique animal creations," said Katie Simmons, marketing manager at Evergreen Packaging. "Evergreen Packaging launched Made by Milk to complement our deep dedication to sustainability and teach students across the country that their actions can have a larger impact in their community and beyond."
Students in grades K–12 are eligible to compete in the Made By Milk contest. To enter, classroom teams collect empty milk cartons to use in their carton creations, and write a 200-word essay about how their school will utilize the prize money. Since its inception, several new prizes have been added to the Made by MilkContest. In addition to the existing Grand Prize winner ($5,000) and People's Choice award ($2,500), there are awards for creations using less than 300 cartons, and creations using more than 300 cartons. The complete prize structure is below:
Grand Prize: $5,000
People's Choice: $2,500
Elementary Winners – under 300 cartons (3 winners): $1,000 each
Elementary Winners – over 300 cartons (3 winners): $1,000 each
Middle/High School Winners – under 300 cartons (3 winners): $1,000 each
Middle/High School Winners – over 300 cartons (3 winners): $1,000 each
Evergreen Packaging is the largest manufacturer of gable-top cartons in the United States. Since the 2012 inception of the Made By Milk contest, Evergreen Packaging has awarded cash prizes to 49 winning schools across the country. Last semester's grand-prize winner was Ira B. Jones Elementary School, from Asheville, North Carolina who used more than 1,500 cartons to create an impressive giraffe sculpture.
Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging is a vertically integrated packaging company, delivering total solutions of barrier paperboard, technical expertise, equipment and service.
Evergreen Packaging cartons have the eco-friendly attributes consumers want: more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource: trees. Cartons are also recyclable for an increasing number of households. In addition, our cartons are made with renewable energy – over 50% of the energy used to make the paper in our cartons comes from biomass.