Ellio’s Pizza Kicks Off Third Annual Phenomenal Kids Scholarship Contest


Ellio’s Pizza officially kicked off the 2019 Phenomenal Kids Scholarship Contest, which will award a $10,000 scholarship as well as other amazing prizes, including a family vacation to select cities, gift cards and more.

The Ellio’s Phenomenal Kids Scholarship Contest invites parents and legal guardians with children between the ages of six and 12 to write a brief 500 to 1,500 character submission highlighting what makes their child phenomenal for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship. Key pillars for this year’s contest include Community Involvement, Passion with Purpose, Creativity and Academic Achievement.

Submissions are currently being accepted at www.ellios.com/phenomenalkids. No purchase is necessary. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 14, 2019 at 8:59 a.m. ET.

The grand prizewinner will receive a $10,000 scholarship, a $500 gift card and an Ellio’s Swag Bag. The second place winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip trip for four to their choice of city – New York City, Philadelphia, Boston or Washington, D.C. – plus a $100 Amazon gift card and an Ellio’s Swag Bag. Eight runner-up prizewinners will receive a $75 Amazon gift card and an Ellio’s Swag Bag.

“At Ellio’s Pizza, we want to make a positive impact on the lives of the families we serve,” says Bill Whalen, executive vice president of Dr. Oetker USA, LLC, the parent company of Ellio’s Pizza. “The Phenomenal Kids Scholarship Contest is a great way for us to give back to the families who have supported us through the years and to celebrate outstanding kids in communities across America.”

Last year, the contest received more than 1,100 submissions, resulting in 10 finalists who submitted short videos showcasing their phenomenal kid to the voters and the Ellio’s Pizza community. Fans voted for their favorite submission online.

“This scholarship offers us a meaningful opportunity to invest in future generations,” says Melissa Vesci, Brand Manager for Ellio’s Pizza. “We truly believe that phenomenal kids have the power to shape the future.”

The 2019 contest is open to residents of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Applicants with more than one eligible child are encouraged to submit one entry for each minor.

After the finalists are selected, voting will be open to the public from November 12 through December 3, 2019. The scholarship winner will be announced soon after the voting is complete.

To learn more about Ellio’s Pizza and how to enter this year’s promotion, visit: www.ellios.com/phenomenalkids.