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Kids can write about St. Louis tourist attractions, win $500


ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation’s 2016 Ultimate Tourist Contest offers a chance for young people from grades 3 through 12 to win a $500 cash prize for visiting and writing about area tourism experiences this summer.

Participants must visit at least three St. Louis area attractions then write about their journeys through an essay (500 words or less) or by creating a brief video.

Each entry will be judged on its own merits with the winners chosen by a selection committee comprised of St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation board members. The winning entries will be featured in Explore St. Louis’ 2017 Official Visitors Guide and posted on for a full year.

The Ultimate Tourist Contest is open to students, ages 8 to 18 who will be entering grades 3 through 12 for the 2016-17 school year. Entries will be accepted through Sept. 5. Limit one entry per student. For more information, please visit

Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex.

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