2016 Made By Milk Contest Launches with Milk Carton “Inventions” Theme

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Evergreen Packaging announced the launch of the Fall 2016 Made By Milk™ Carton Construction Contest. This year’s theme – “Inventions”- invites students to build milk carton creations inspired by advances in industry, travel, science, education, technology, medicine, entertainment and beyond – or even create their own unique invention out of repurposed cartons. Classroom teams can win up to $5,000 by building creations inspired by notable inventions from empty milk or juice cartons, saved from their school lunches. The deadline for submissions is November 16, 2016.

“The Made By Milk™ Contest is a one-of-a-kind program designed to help students of all ages tap into creative and artistic skills while building awareness of environmental issues and the importance of repurposing and recycling,” said Katie Simmons, marketing manager at Evergreen Packaging. “We’re excited to see how students will be inspired by this year’s Made by Milk theme – inventions – to build carton creations based on their favorite inventions or brainstorm their very own ground-breaking invention to showcase in their entries.”

Students in grades K–12 are eligible to compete in the Made By MilkTM contest. To enter, classroom teams collect empty milk or juice cartons to use in their carton creations and write a 200-word essay about what makes their project unique. In addition to the 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 72 winning schools across the country. The fall 2015 grand-prize winner was Southfield Regional Academic Campus from Southfield, Michigan, which was awarded $5,000 for their 16-foot carton sculpture Alligator, made out of 1,345 repurposed milk cartons.

For more details on the “Inventions” theme, rules and photos of previous winning creations, visit www.madebymilkcontest.com.

About Evergreen Packaging®

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.