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Prizes and Judging Criteria

There are a total of 14 prizes available: 1 grand prize, 3 specialty prizes, 5 elementary prizes, and 5 middle/high school prizes.
The details are outlined below.

GRAND PRIZE

$5,000

SPECIALTY PRIZES

STEM
Best use of science, technology, engineering, and math lessons in your project

$2,500

Sustainability
Best demonstration of sustainable practices in your garden creation
 

$2,500

Health and Nutrition
Best incorporation of lessons on wellness.
 
 

$2,500

ELEMENTARY PRIZES

5 x $1,000

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL PRIZES

5 x $1,000

 


JUDGING CRITERIA

The following criteria will be used when judging all carton creations:

  • Best use of cartons in garden. Submitted with photos and an entry form. Judged by compliance, quality, sustainability, and creativity.

Additional criteria for the grand prize and specialty prizes:

  • In addition to the standard requirements, the grand prize and specialty prize candidates must also include a video link that tells the story of the project in its entirety from planning and the carton drive to the finished product, including:
    • The collection of cartons from various sources
    • School and community involvement
    • Sustainability emphasis
    • Goals for the project and how they were achieved
    • Challenges and how they were overcome
    • Key learnings from the project

To give you an even better idea of what the judges will be looking for in your entry, download our Judging Rubric to help guide you as you work on your project and fill out your entry form.

Fourteen entries will be selected on Friday, May 4, 2018 to receive award packages for their efforts.

PRIZE DETAILS

The grand prize winner will receive:

  • $4,500 cash prize for soil, plants, and other gardening needs
  • $500 gift certificate from the Gardener’s Supply Shop
  • Garden Essentials Package

Three specialty prize winners will receive:

  • $2,000 cash prize for soil, plants, and other gardening needs
  • $500 gift certificate from the Gardener’s Supply Shop
  • Garden Essentials Package

Need ideas for winning a specialty prize? CLICK HERE.

Ten elementary and middle/high school winners will receive:

  • $900 cash prize for soil, plants, and other gardening needs
  • $100 gift certificate from the Gardener’s Supply Shop
  • Garden Essentials Package