St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation Announces “Ultimate” Tourist Contest for Students

For more information, contact:
Anthony Paraino at 314-922-0654, or
Kiara Bryant at 314-992-0614

For Immediate Release

Participants Can Win $500 by Visiting St. Louis Attractions over Summer Break

ST. LOUIS (April 7, 2016) – The St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation is inviting St. Louisans in grades three through 12 to participate in the 2016 Ultimate Tourist Contest, where they can win a $500 cash prize for visiting and writing about their 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 three through 12 for the 2016-17 school year. Entries will be accepted from April 20 through September 5, 2016. Limit one entry per student. For more information on contest rules, please visit

The St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation focuses on unleashing St. Louis civic pride to create a culture of confidence among St. Louis area residents. A non-profit organization, the foundation also provides frontline hospitality and service employees with more training and teaching to enable them to become better ambassadors to the St. Louis region. For more information or to get involved, check out our Facebook page at or follow us on Twitter at

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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