Ultimate St. Louis Tourist

2019 Ultimate St. Louis Tourist Contest

Notepad … check! Camera … check! Adventure … double check! If you are ages 8 to 18 (entering grades 3 through 12 in 2019/2020 school year) you are invited to submit your Ultimate St. Louis Tourist experience for a chance to win $500! It’s awesome how many attractions the S-T-L offers visitors and residents – any many of them are free! Share with the world what you like to do in the Lou!

Follow these three simple steps: Follow these three simple steps:

  1. Visit at least three St. Louis area attractions,
  2. Tell us about the experience in 500 words or less on this page beginning April 1, 2019 (be creative, energetic and let your civic pride shine)
  3. Share a link to photos or video of your experience (totally optional, but a great idea)

Entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. on April 1, 2019 until midnight, September 2, 2019.

So what’s the prize for being the Ultimate St. Louis Tourist?

A check in the amount of $500 will be awarded to one winner in each of five categories: Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10, and Grades 11-12. Plus, the winning entries will be showcased on explorestlouis.com for a full year and featured in Explore St. Louis’ Official Visitors Guide.

In addition to the opportunity to be crowned the Ultimate St. Louis Tourist, all eligible entries will be mailed a coupon for a FREE ice cream cone courtesy of Clementine’s Creamery.

  • Contact Information

  • Up to 500 words
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, mov, wmv.


Congratulations to our 2018 Ultimate Tourist winners!

Winner 1









Student Name: Nick Drey
School: Crossroads Elementary 
Age: 9
Grade: 4
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Winner 2









Student Name: Dominic Spain
School: Buerkle Middle School
Age: 12
Grade: 6
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Winner 3









Student Name: Charlotte Spohr
School: North Kirkwood Middle School
Age: 13
Grade: 8
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Winner 4









Student Name: Amela Sijecic
School: Lindbergh High School
Age: 17
Grade: 12
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