Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org are proud to present our fifth annual National Carton 2 Garden™ Contest! Fifteen (15) schools with the most innovative garden creations using repurposed empty milk and juice cartons will be selected to win award packages. One (1) grand prize winner will be selected to receive a prize valued at $5,000. Additionally, four (4) winners will be selected for exemplary demonstration in the following specialty areas: STEM, Environmental Stewardship, Carton Art in the Garden and Health & Nutrition. These four (4) speciality prize winners will receive a prize valued at $2,000 each. Ten (10) winners, five (5) middle/high schools and five (5) elementary schools, will receive Grade Level winner award packages valued at $1,000 each.
Contest participants must submit an online entry form and up to 10 photos by Monday March 25, 2019 to be considered for a prize. To be eligible for the grand prize and the four specialty prizes, participants must also produce and post a 5 minute (maximum) video of their project and submit a link for judging. Please note that each student that appears in the photos or video must have an accompanying signed Carton 2 Garden parental release form submitted with your entry. For full details about submitting an entry, judging criteria, award package details, and questions about the program, please visit Carton2Garden.com.
Winners will be announced on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019.
Please read through the entire entry form before you begin. You can preview the questions ahead of time as a pdf file by downloading the Carton 2 Garden Entry Form Checklist. You can also move through the entry form online by selecting question groups from the Question Index located at the top right on the entry form. We strongly advise saving the questions into a Word document and copying and pasting your answers into the application. The online application system will time out after two hours (and it may time out sooner depending on the browser security settings on your computer).
You can save your entry form by clicking the "resume later" button at the top of the screen and creating a user name and password. If you have selected the "resume later" button, you will receive an email with this information along with a link that will allow you to return to your entry. Make sure to save this email as you will need this information to resume your entry. Do not select "Exit and Clear Survey" at any time while you are working or your saved entry will be deleted.
Once you select “submit” you will not be able to edit or access your entry. You will receive an online confirmation statement that the application was successfully received after you select submit. Please note, entry forms that are started, but not submitted, cannot be considered for the contest. If you submit more than one entry, only the entry submitted last will be evaluated for the contest.
Questions? Please send an email to Carton2Garden@kidsgardening.org.
There are 39 questions in this survey.