Evergreen Packaging Kicks Off 2017 Made By Milk Contest with “Sports” Theme

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Evergreen Packaging today announced the launch of the Fall 2017 Made By MilkTM Carton Construction Contest. This year’s contest theme – Sports – invites students to build milk carton creations inspired by games and recreation, from archery to ziplining, amateur to Olympic-level. Classroom teams can win up to $5,000 by building novel creations from empty milk or juice cartons repurposed from their school lunches. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2017.

“Now in its sixth year, the Made By Milk™ Contest gives students of all ages the opportunity to express their creativity while building design skills, teamwork and awareness of environmental issues including sustainability,” said Katie Simmons, marketing manager at Evergreen Packaging. “We can’t wait to see how students across the country will translate this year’s Sports theme into imaginative carton creations.”

Students in grades PreK–12 are eligible to compete in the Made By Milk™TM 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 300 or more 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 – 300+ cartons (3 winners): $1,000 each
  • Middle/High School Winners – under 300 cartons (3 winners): $1,000 each
  • Middle/High School Winners – 300+ cartons (3 winners): $1,000 each

Evergreen Packaging is the largest manufacturer of gable-top cartons in the United States. Since its inception in 2012, the Made By Milk™ contest has garnered nearly 900 entries and Evergreen Packaging has awarded cash prizes to 86 winning schools across the country. Last year’s contest theme was “Inventions” and the Grand Prize winner was Paulsboro High School of Paulsboro, New Jersey, which took home the $5,000 award for its Serpent carton creation. Inspired by a “SLURPIT“, a water-cleaning biofilter invention used to absorb and digest oil and pesticides in waterways, the Serpent was designed from 274 repurposed milk cartons.

For more details on this year’s contest, official 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.