February 17, 2013

Student Writing Contest Sponsored by Olive Garden

Olive Garden Restaurant invites student writers to Take a Bite Out of Hunger for the 17th-Annual Pasta Tales Essay Writing Contest.

January 22 through March 22, 2013 students in grades 1-12 in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) are invited to submit an essay of 50 to 250 words with their ideas for ending hunger in their local communities.

The grand-prize winner of the contest will receive a three-day family trip to New York City that includes dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square and a $2,500 savings bond. In addition, Olive Garden will provide a $5,000 grant to bring the winner's essay to life by supporting hunger initiatives in his or her local community.

The winners in each of the 12 grade categories will be awarded a $500 savings bond and a family dinner at their local Olive Garden restaurant.

See complete rules here: