Spring 2014 Made By Milk Contest Winners Announced

winner of best sculpture using paper packaging: An Alice in Wonderland themed sculpture with an oversized clock, mushroom, flowers and Alice

Evergreen Packaging announces the winners of their spring 2014 Made By Milk Carton Construction Contest. Benjamin N Cardozo, in Bayside, New York won the grand prize for their recreation of characters from the children’s story Alice in Wonderland. The creative design was made from 1,250 empty school milk cartons collected by students, faculty and staff. The school will receive $5,000 for their winning design.

The Made By Milk Carton Construction Contest, which launched in August 2012, promotes carton recycling and milk consumption among school-aged children. Schools from across the U.S. competed for a chance to win up to $5,000 by having classroom teams design and construct landmarks made from empty school milk cartons. Each team also had to write a short essay on how their school would use the prize money to be more eco-friendly.

“The Made by Milk program teaches a valuable, hands-on lesson in recycling,” said Katie Lewis, Associate Marketing Manager for Evergreen Packaging. “And, with so many other beverage choices available in school cafeterias, this program gives children a fun, educational reason to choose milk.”

The Made by Milk program is part of Evergreen Packaging’s ongoing effort to raise awareness among consumers on the eco-friendly benefits of paper cartons. Cartons are an eco-friendly packaging choice because more than 70% of milk carton packaging is paper, made from trees, a renewable resource. Currently, more than 50 million households in the United States have access to recycling programs that accept paper milk cartons.

Prizes were awarded in several categories:

People’s Choice Winner:

  • DeQueen Middle School Einstein (DeQueen, AR)

Elementary School Winners:

  • Stevens Creek Elementary (Martinez, GA) – The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Mustang Elementary School (Mustang, OK) – Smaug
  • Bruce Guadalupe Community School (Milwaukee, WI) – Yum Kaax – Mayan God of Corn

Middle School Winners:

  • Camden Middle School (Camden, NY) – Lady and the Tramp
  • Ringgold Middle School (Ringgold, GA) – The Adventures of Dr. Seuss
  • Greenwood School (Greenwood, MO) – E”moo”rald City

High School Winners:

  • College, Career & Technology Academy (Pharr, TX) – Catching Fire
  • Paulsboro High School (Paulsboro, NJ) – Star Wars Star Destroyer
  • Washington County High School (Washington, KS) – Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun

The Made By Milk Carton Construction Contest will resume in Fall 2014 with a new theme. Visit www.madebymilkcontest.com for official rules and contest details.