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Olive Garden to award writers

Olive Garden's 17th-annual Pasta Tales essay writing contest will close March 22. The contest gives students in first through 12th grades in the U.S. and most of Canada the opportunity 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. Olive Garden also 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.

Rules and entry forms are available at olivegarden.com/About-Us/News-and-Media/Pasta-Tales/.

Submissions will be judged based on creativity, adherence to theme, organization, grammar, punctuation and spelling by the Quill and Scroll Society of the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Iowa, with winners selected by Olive Garden.

Olive Garden's 17th-annual Pasta Tales essay writing contest will close March 22. The contest gives students in first through 12th grades in the U.S. and most of Canada the opportunity to submit an essay of 50 to 250 words with their ideas for ending hunger in their local communities.


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