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Consider This! Contest

Consider This winners 2015

2nd grade students from the St. Paul School, South School, and Foster School received awards.


Consider this Gaughn

Cathy Gaughn’s 2nd grade class at St. Paul School was awarded a prize for their work on a beautiful poster of a garden.

Who is eligible: Students Grades K – 12


How To Enter: Enter directly by completing and submitting the printable application or enter through your school. The theme and guidelines are provided to teachers.

Contest Application


Choose a format: writing, illustration, or video.

  • Written entries should be a maximum of 250 words.
  • The winning entries will demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the topic and be informative and inspiring to others.


Deadline for entry: 2016 TBA

  • Mail or bring your application and submission to the Friends of Holly Hill Farm, 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, MA 02025


Cindy Prentice Farm Director and Jon Belber Education Director make an award presentation.

Judging: Submissions are reviewed by the Frank White Scholarship Committee and Friends of Holly Hill Farm educators.


Awards Celebration: 2016 TBA


Prizes: CA$H! awards


Contact: Jon Belber, Education Director, 781-383-6565

2015 Winners!

Theme: 'Soil is Food for Plants' United Nations general assembly declared 2015 as international year of the soils

Foster School, Hingham - 5th Grade
Amelia (Mimi) Jiang-Yu: Illustration

St. Paul School, Hingham - 2nd Grade
Sophie Rigaud: Illustration/Diorama

St. Paul School, Hingham - 3rd Grade
Ella Richards: Essay/Drawing
Caroline Kenneally: Essay/Drawing

Osgood School, Cohasset - 2nd Grade
Nathan Askjaer: Illustration w/text

South School, Hingham - 2nd Grade
Clara Williams: Illustration

South School, Hingham - 4th Grade
Colin Haughey: Essay/Drawing
Francesca Guidi: Illustration
Ryan Adams: Essay
Elizabeth Beyer: Illustration
Charlie Banks: Essay

Notre Dame Academy
Aine Folan: Essay

South Shore Educational Collaborative
Tyrik Worrell: Essay

Award for Excellence
St. Paul School, Hingham - 2nd Grade: Diorama
South School, Hingham - 4th Grade: Essays

Grade Level Assignments for 2015

Grades K-5: Write and/or draw about What Is Soil? Consider what makes soil alive!

Grades 6-8: List and show the properties and benefits of soil for growing food.

Grades 9-12: Research the soil food web, and describe how farmers make and use healthy soil that allows plants and the environment to thrive. Show how sustainable soil conservation methods lead to a more productive, living soil.