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Feed The Need Lunchbox Competition

In honor of the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) and to raise awareness of the importance of a great education and nutrition, PMCS will partner with My Daughter’s Kitchen. Artists will design a one of a kind lunch box and submit work to PMCS by February 29, 2020.

Nurturing the Mind, Soul and Body

Registration Begins: August 5, 2019

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2020

2227 Island Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19142 (215)-365-4011

philadelphiamontessori.org


Organizers

Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) excels at providing children in Kindergarten through 6th grade with a Montessori education in an environment that nurtures the whole child, celebrates inclusion, embraces innovation, and encourages collaboration with families.

My Daughter’s Kitchen teaches kids to cook healthy, affordable meals from scratch. Maureen Fitzgerald, former food editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, started the first after school cooking class in the Spring of 2013, the idea spurring from the cooking lessons she gave her own daughter. The program focuses on cooking with whole ingredients to make simple, healthy meals on a modest budget.

 

Overview

In honor of the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) and to raise awareness of the importance of a great education and nutrition, PMCS will partner with My Daughter’s Kitchen to create a unique fundraising and awareness opportunity combining the talents of Philadelphia artists, distinguished culinary leaders and educators during the 2019-2020 academic year.

 

Artists will design a one of a kind lunch box and submit work* to PMCS by February 29, 2020. All lunch boxes will be put on display for the public to vote on their favorite design. Lunch boxes will then be filled with culinary and cultural gift certificates and auctioned off at the PMCS anniversary celebration in April. The winning lunch box will be announced at PMCS’s 15th Anniversary dinner.

 

Selection Process

  •  Competition limited to 30 participants (first come, first serve) Please call (215)-365-4011 between 8:00AM & 4:00PM to reserve a lunch box. Lunch boxes will be held for 96 hours before being offered to another artist. 
  • First place winner will receive $1,000 for the lunch box with the most votes
  •  Prizes money will also be awarded to the 2nd ($500) & 3rd ($250) place artists
  •  All lunch boxes will be auctioned off in April at PMCS 15th Anniversary celebration (date to be determined). Proceeds will benefit My Daughter’s Kitchen and PMCS.

 

Artist Criteria

  • Must be 18+
  • Must be able to pick up and drop off lunch box at PMCS (see address above) by contest deadline

*By submitting your work, you understand that all decisions are final and give PMCS and My Daughter’s Kitchen the rights to publish, auction, and donate your work for charity purposes

Lunch Box Details

 

Small Lunch Box: A small plain metal lunchbox features the classic lunch box shape in a diminutive size.

  • Metal with a silver finish
  • Collapsible black plastic handle
  • Magnets will stick to this lunch box for easy and creative personalization
  • Lunch Box measures about 6.75" wide, 4.75" tall, and 2.5" deep
  • Live screen area for artwork is about 6" wide and 4" tall
  • Shipping Weight: 2 lbs.

 

 

Regular Lunch Box: This plain metal lunch box features a silver finish with a black plastic handle. 

  • Metal with a silver finish
  • Collapsible black plastic handle
  • Magnets will stick to this lunch box for easy and creative personalization
  • Lunchbox measures about 7.75" wide, 6.75" tall, and 4" deep
  • Live screen area for artwork is about 6.75" wide and 5.75" tall
  • Shipping Weight: 3 lbs.

 

 

Dome-top Lunch Box: This dome-shaped lunch box is reminiscent of the Construction Worker lunch boxes from the 1950s.

  • Light-weight and light duty silver finish
  • Collapsible gray plastic handle
  • Magnets will stick to this lunch box for easy and creative personalization
  • Measures about 10" wide, 7" tall, and 4.5" deep
  • Shipping Weight: 4 lbs.