Celebrating 10 Years: Nominate Best Teachers in Washington for Their Chance to Win $1,000 Grand Prize

Ivar's and Kidd Valley Puget Sound Restaurants invite local students to nominate Teacher of the Year for National Teacher Appreciation Month

Apr 19, 2013, 07:00 ET from Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants

SEATTLE, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Month in May, Ivar's and Kidd Valley Puget Sound restaurants are calling on all kindergarten through eighth grade students to nominate the best teachers in Washington for a chance to win 2013 Teacher of the Year honors. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ivar's and Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year programs, and to celebrate the momentous occasion, the top teacher selected as the grand prize winner by both will receive a $1,000 gift card for school supplies – double the previous years' grand prize – and the title of Ivar's Teacher of the Year or Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year. Plus, the nominating students of the grand prize winners will receive either an Ivar's Kids Meal for every student in their class (including a visit by Ivar's famous Dancing Clam!) or a delicious Kidd Valley burger party. As a bonus prize students will receive an admission ticket to Imagine Children's Museum in Everett, courtesy of the museum.

To nominate a teacher, students 14 years of age or younger may visit any Puget Sound area Ivar's or Kidd Valley location (excluding stadiums and Eastern Washington stores) to complete an official entry form, or go online to Ivar's Teacher of the Year or to Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year. In addition to the entry form, students may also submit optional artwork or photos as "extra credit" that best represents their appreciation. All entries must be received by May 27, 2013. The official Teacher of the Year rules can be found on Ivar's and Kidd Valley websites.  

In addition to the two Teacher of the Year grand prizes, the contest will also award four teachers a first prize of a $150 gift card for school supplies, and 30 teachers will receive second prize of a $25 Ivar's or Kidd Valley gift card.

The Teacher of the Year contest was inspired by heart-warming stories of teachers' positive contributions in and out of the classroom. As in previous years, the 10th anniversary contest seeks to honor educators who go above and beyond the call of duty to teach, mentor and support their students. The 2012 Ivar's and Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year grand prize winners were William Levin of Hamilton International Middle School and Mark Owen of Highland Terrace Elementary School.

Participating Ivar's Locations:




Renton (Gene Coulon Park)


Seattle – Acres of Clams Full Service Restaurant


and Pier 54 Fish Bar

Federal Way

Seattle – Aurora


Seattle – Ballard


Seattle – Northgate Mall


Seattle – Salmon House Full Service Restaurant


and Fish Bar

Mukilteo – Mukilteo Landing Full Service

Tacoma – James Center

Restaurant and Fish Bar

Tukwila – Southcenter Mall


Participating Kidd Valley Locations:




Queen Anne


Renton (Gene Coulon Park)


U District


About Ivar's
Ivar's Seafood Restaurants began on Seattle's waterfront in 1938. Today, there are 23 Ivar's fast casual Seafood Bars and three full-service restaurants: Ivar's Acres of Clams, Ivar's Salmon House and Ivar's Mukilteo Landing. Ivar's Seafood, Soup and Sauce Company markets and sells its award-winning soups, chowders and sauces both nationally and internationally. The company also operates regional stadium concessions including Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field, KeyArena, Bank of America Arena, Husky Stadium and Cheney Stadium. Learn more at www.Ivars.com.

About Kidd Valley
Kidd Valley has earned a following throughout Seattle and the Eastside for its made-to-order burgers, old fashioned, hand-mixed shakes which often feature seasonal ingredients, Kidd Meals, and mouthwatering side dishes such as fresh sweet onion rings, sweet potato fries, Grounders Famous Garlic Fries and signature fried mushrooms. Kidd Valley began in 1975 in Seattle's University District. Today, Kidd Valley has eight retail locations throughout Western Washington plus five stadium locations at Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field. For more, please visit www.kiddvalley.com.

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