Win a $1,000 Staycation Package by Unleashing your St. Louis Civic Pride

Tuesday April 26, 2016

By Explore St. Louis Guest

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St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation and Ameren Missouri Announce the ‘Lucky to Live Here’ Social Media Contest Celebrating the Many Unique Neighborhoods of Greater St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (April 26, 2016) – In the spirit of unleashing civic pride, the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation is partnering with Ameren Missouri to launch the neighborhood pride initiative ‘Lucky to Live Here.’ A social media contest, Lucky to Live Here brings together community groups, bloggers, civic leaders and residents to celebrate St. Louis neighborhoods. 

The contest will begin April 25 and run through May 31.  At the end of the contest, one lucky winner will receive the grand prize: a $1,000 Staycation package that includes a two-night hotel stay, brunch, drinks, dinner and a $50 gift card for the activity of their choosing in the neighborhood of their choice.  They’ll also receive a “Lucky to Live Here” t-shirt from STL Style. In addition, the neighborhood with the most mentions throughout the contest will win a marketing package courtesy of Explore St. Louis.

“From South Grand to Florissant, our region’s unique character is defined by the amazing neighborhoods and their residents who make our region such a special place,” said Brian Hall, executive director of the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation and CMO of Explore St. Louis.  “We are pleased to provide this program giving people from across the St. Louis region the chance to say why their neighborhood or community is a great place to live, work and play.”

For an individual to participate in this contest, all one has to do is share a photo from a neighborhood and tell why it makes them feel lucky to live here.  Each time a user shares a photo from a neighborhood, he or she is automatically entered to win the grand prize. Be sure to include the hashtags #LuckytoLiveHere and #ExploreStLouis to be eligible.

Last year, the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation introduced a media campaign involving local, high-profile celebrities such as Bob Costas, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Miss Robbie and Ozzie Smith promoting civic pride with the theme ‘Take Pride in St. Louis.’  This year’s contest will follow suit by fostering a culture of appreciation and celebration of St. Louis’ identity as a collection of unique neighborhoods and communities.

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About the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation

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 customer service training helping them become 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