Chronicle your journey from students to

Create your very own comic book for a chance to win $1,000 for your school.

2018/2019 Program Closed June 30.

Deadline May 31, 2019


Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Carton Council of Canada, there are five prizes available for schools:

Elementary Schools

  1. Three Prizes of $1,000

High Schools

  1. Two Prizes of $1000

Contest Details

Schools across Saskatchewan do an amazing job recycling beverage containers, helping return 85% of the beverage containers sold in the province!

However, only 50% of cartons of the cartons sold make it in to a SARCAN depot for recycling.  This means that over half of the juice boxes and milk cartons end up in the landfill instead of getting a second life at SARCAN.  To help find these missing cartons, we want your school to join SARCAN in The Great Carton Search!

Share the story of your search for cartons at school, at home, and in your community and have a chance to win a cash prize for your school. We want to hear the amazing story behind your school’s carton collection program. How was it structured? How did the students get involved? And what did you do with the deposit refunds you collected?

Stories will be judged by a set of criteria including how creative, interesting and impactful they are, and you have until May 31, 2019 to submit yours!  So, while your search begins and your recycling program gets underway this year, be sure to collect all the information and photos that will help bring the story of your search to life!

Keep your Story to 3 pages long (no smaller than 11 point font and approximately 750 words, plus photos in any layout you wish). PDF format only. Please read our Contest Criteria and Guidelines and Contest Rules & Regulations.

Good luck!

Click on the images below to download the Blank Template and the Guide!