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The Greenhouse School: Green Eggs & Ham Essay and Poster Contest Rules

The Greenhouse School

Fall Festival was a Great Success

Thanks for coming in to take a peek inside “the place with the flags,” participating in our raffle and auction, kids’ room, face painting and other activities. Our silent auction was available online for the first time in our history, and we received many high bids.

Thanks to all the local artisans who donated handmade soaps, jewelry, pottery, sculpture and artwork. This event wouldn’t be possible without their help and the help of all the volunteers who spent the weekend with us.

Green Eggs & Ham Essay and Poster Contest Rules


First Annual
Greenhouse School St. Patrick’s Day
Citywide Green Eggs & Ham
Essay and Poster Contest

“Where does Sam-I-Am get his green eggs & ham?”

Students in grades 1 through 5 are eligible to submit entries for judging. Greenhouse School students are not eligible for the citywide contest.


  • Essays must address the question “Where does Sam-I-Am get his green eggs and ham” with originality, creativity, and artistry.
  • Text must be neatly typed or handwritten on 8 ½ x 11” paper, and clearly explain the idea illustrated in the poster
  • Artwork and ideas must be the student’s own work.
  • Entries may use pastels, acrylics, tempra, colored pencils or mixed media. Posters should be no larger than 12” x 18”
  • No “food coloring” answers will be accepted. Entrants are encouraged to think creatively about the theme.
  • Entrant’s name, grade and school must appear on the back of the poster and essay, not visible from the front.

Submit entries by mail or in person at
The Greenhouse School
145 Loring Avenue
Salem, MA 01970

Finished posters will not be accepted after Friday, March 14.

Winners will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17
and winning entries will be displayed at a location to be announced

Entries become the property of Greenhouse School and will not be returned. Entrants are encouraged to make a color copy of their artwork before submission.

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