In OTTO‘s ‘Draw Outside of the Box’ contest, students can create their very own pizza box design, with the chance of having theirs chosen as OTTO’s next pizza box design. The winning design will be printed on thousands of boxes and circulated throughout OTTO’s multiple New England locations. The winner’s school will also receive a $1000 donation from OTTO to support art education.
Each entry will be judged by the public in the first phase of the contest, and thirty finalists will have their entries judged by an esteemed panel of design experts, including Scott Nash of Flat Stanley fame!
Through this contest, OTTO hopes to encourage students to think about art and design as a way to communicate with, and engage, their community.
- 16×16 White Paper
- Paints, markers, crayons, etc. (designs must utilize solid colors meeting the below requirements)
- A digital camera or scanner
- Limited to students in K-8, currently residing in New England (ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, RI)
- Design must be comprised of no more than four colors. Note: black is considered a color, however white is not (the box is white). To meet printing requirements, colors should be limited to bright yellow, golden yellow, dark blue, bright blue, dark green, bright green, violet, black, grey, red, and orange.
- The words ‘OTTO’ and ‘Portland, Maine’ must be included somewhere in the design.
- A clear digital photograph or scanned image must be submitted digitally to OTTO.
- Entries must be received via email at email@example.com. Email must contain image or link to image (jpeg, png, or gif), name of student (or first name + last initial), and name of the student’s school.
- Only one entry per student will be eligible to move on to the finalist phase of the contest.
- While OTTO must not receive actual art, we ask that contestants hold on to their art for possible showings or printing.
Contest Start: Sept. 18
Contest End: Dec. 18 at 9am
Each school is encouraged to hold their own ‘showings’ at their school, at an OTTO location (schedule permitting), or at a neighborhood art gallery. Individual schools are responsible for securing and setting up showings, but OTTO will assist where possible. OTTO will help promote showings on its social media profiles, blog, etc. where possible.
Choosing the Finalists:
For the duration of the contest, submitted entries will be uploaded to the ‘OTTO: Outside the Box’ online photo album on OTTO’s Facebook page. The 30 entries with the most ‘Likes’ by 9:00am on Dec. 18 will move on to the judging phase of the competition.
Choosing the Winners (The Judging Phase):
A panel of judges comprised of distinguished experts in art/design will select, by way of vote, the first, second, and third place winners.
The winning contestant’s design will be printed on thousands of pizza boxes and distributed to all OTTO locations throughout New England. The winner will also receive a pizza party (for up to 30 students) at his/her school, a $50 OTTO gift card, an OTTO t-shirt, and an OTTO cap. The winner’s school will receive a check for $1000 to support art education.
Student will receive pizza party (for up to 30 students) at his/her school, a $25 OTTO gift card, an OTTO t-shirt and hat.
Student will receive a pizza party (for up to 30 students) at his/her school, a $15 OTTO gift card, an OTTO t-shirt and hat.
OTTO will display the 30 finalists’ designs in its restaurants over a 6-8 week period, rotating throughout each of OTTO’s several locations in New England.
The Fine Print:
- Entrants should get permission from a parent or legal guardian prior to submitting an entry. For purposes of privacy and safety, please send entries from the email address of a parent, legal guardian, teacher or school administrator.
- By entering the ‘Draw Outside the Box’ Contest, entrants (and entrant’s parents or guardians) are granting OTTO express permission to duplicate, share, transmit, and distribute the entrant’s design via print, social media, Web, collateral, advertisement, promotion, apparel, or other means associated with the restaurant’s operations and marketing intiatives. OTTO will credit the entrant in any of the above cases where possible.
- If winner of first, second, or third prize is not enrolled in a school (i.e. home-schooled, etc.), pizza party may be held at a location to be agreed upon by OTTO and the winner.
- If first prize winner is not enrolled in a school (i.e. home-schooled, etc.), or enters on behalf of an OTTO-approved non-school entity, the $1000 intended for the winner’s school will be donated to an approved charity or organization with an art component. Charity or organization must be agreed upon by OTTO and the winner.
- If entrant (or entrant’s parents or guardian) does not want the entrant’s name/school/location listed online or elsewhere associated with the design, entry should be accompanied by a request to withhold the entrant’s name/school/location.
- Employees of OTTO or the contest’s sponsors, and their immediate family members are allowed to enter the contest, but are not eligible to be a finalist or win a prize.
- Please contact OTTO at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions or clarifications.
OTTO is an independent Maine-based restaurant group with multiple locations throughout New England. Born in Portland, ME in 2009, OTTO has been named ‘Best Neighborhood Restaurant’ by Boston Magazine, and ‘Best Pizza’ by DownEast Magazine. OTTO’s Mashed potato, bacon & scallion pie was named one of the “greatest pizzas in America” by Food Network Magazine. A strong supporter of arts & education since its inception, OTTO hosts two weekly fundraiser series and has provided support to numerous charities and causes, including the delivery of 5,000 slices of pizza to the residents of Hurricane Sandy-stricken Queens, NY.
About Breakwater School
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