These questions started a search of the Internet. I Googled it. I Wikipedia'd it. I even Snopes.com'd it. At first, I couldn't find a satisfactory answer. Then I came across a blog, which stated that Premio-Dardos was Italian for, "Prize Darts."
Rita examined the award itself, and discovered it showed an old-fashioned typewriter with plumes of words rising from the machine. So, the mystery's been solved. Thanks, Rita, for prompting the investigation.
By the way, Rita has another installment out on her Stepping Stones Magazine for Writers. Check out Platform Building Part 2 - Cultivating a Fan Base.
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