Calling All Kids! Design our New Pizza Box and You Could Win $1000 in Art Supplies for Your School and a Pizza Party!

We are super excited to launch our second ‘Draw Outside of the Box’ contest, in which students in grades K-8 can win the opportunity to have their design grace the cover of thousands of OTTO pizza boxes throughout New England — and win their school $1000 towards art education in the process!

There are loads of prizes, and thirty finalists will have their work presented to a distinguished panel of design experts, including Scott Nash of ‘Flat Stanley‘ fame.


The top three will take home the following:


  • Design printed on thousands of pizza boxes and distributed to all OTTO locations throughout New England
  • Pizza party (for up to 30 students) at his/her school
  • $100 OTTO gift card
  • $100 Artist & Craftsman Supply gift card
  • OTTO t-shirt & hat
  • The winner’s school will receive a check for $1000 to support art education and a $250 Artist & Craftsman Supply gift card!


  • Pizza party (for up to 30 students) at his/her school
  • $50 OTTO gift card
  • OTTO t-shirt & hat


  • Pizza party (for up to 30 students) at his/her school
  • $25 OTTO gift card
  • OTTO t-shirt & hat

ACS_LOGO_PNGWe are also grateful for the support of Artist & Craftsman Supply for their donation of gift cards to both the winner and the winner’s school. They are also generously offering a 20% discount on all art supplies purchased for the contest! You can click here to find out which A&C store is closest to you.

The contest is open to all students in New England.

It’s pretty simple:

1. Draw a design on a 16×16 square surface that includes the words ‘OTTO’ and ‘Portland, Maine’ (see rules for color requirements)
2. Take a clear digital picture of the design.
3. Email it to OTTO at!

We are currently accepting entries, and will continue to accept them through Dec. 18 at 9am. However, the sooner your design is entered, the more time it has to collect ‘votes’ on Facebook!

For full overview and rules, click here.

Good luck!

OTTO and Maine Root: A match made in heaven

What is it that makes Maine so special? Many point to its natural beauty, or the pioneering spirit of its people. Maine is a place where people work hard, fueled by a fierce independence and perseverance.


It’s a place where two guys frustrated by the uninspired state of pizza decided to put mashed potato on theirs in a tiny slice shop in 2009.  It’s a place where another guy got tired of serving too many bad root beers in his restaurant, and set out to make his own. It’s a place where small ideas and a dogged pursuit of excellence have changed the way people think about food.

We’re proud to announce that OTTO is now serving Maine Root’s certified Fair Trade organically-sweetened sodas in every location in Maine and Massachusetts.

Try a Ginger Brew paired with our Pulled Pork & Mango, a Blueberry Soda with our Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Ricotta, or Mexicane Cola with our Chicken, Caramelized Pears & Fontina.

So many flavors to pair with so many flavors!

It’s a match made in Maine.