OTTO Announces 'Draw Outside of the Box,' Winning Design To Appear on Pizza Boxes Throughout New England

30 K-8 finalists to be judged by Scott Nash ('Flat Stanley') & Panel of Designers; Winner's School to Receive $1000 for Art Education

Sep 12, 2013, 13:31 ET from OTTO

PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Pizza restaurant group, OTTO, announced its 'Draw Outside of the Box' design contest, giving students K-8 the opportunity to have their design featured on OTTO's pizza boxes, and to win $1000 for their school's art education needs. The initiative is designed to promote art education in schools, and to connect kids & community through art and design.

The contest, which runs from Sept. 18 to Dec. 18, is open to K-8 students throughout New England, providing each student the opportunity to share their designs with their communities, and with OTTO fans worldwide.

Over three months, the public will 'vote' for their favorite entries by 'liking' the designs on OTTO's Facebook page ( The 30 designs with the most 'Likes' will then be judged by a panel of esteemed design experts (including Scott Nash, illustrator of Flat Stanley!). First, second, and third prizes will be awarded by the panel.

The winning student's design will be professionally printed on thousands of OTTO pizza boxes in multiple locations throughout New England, and the winner's school will receive $1000 to support art education.  Many other prizes are to be rewarded.

The contest is made possible in part by the support of Colony Foods and Breakwater School.

For rules and entry details, see:

About OTTO
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
Located in Portland, Maine, Breakwater is an independent day school where students, Pre-K through Grade 8, are immersed in an inclusive, small school environment that bolsters their social and intellectual skills while nurturing their innate sense of curiosity and adventure. Breakwater's child-centered, integrated curriculum engages students in authentic learning experiences designed to expand core academic skills through challenging, hands-on projects that have real-world applications.

About Colony Foods
Colony Foods is an independent family-owned and operated business based in Lawrence, MA. specializing in the pizzeria and sandwich segment since 1989.