St. Louis Ultimate Tourist Contest Winners Announced

Tuesday September 29, 2015

By Integadmin

For more information:
Anthony Paraino

For Immediate Release


ST. LOUIS (Sept. 29, 2015) – The St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation announces the winners of the 2015 Ultimate St. Louis Tourist Contest, a competition inviting contestants to write about their ultimate tourism experience. Contestants (ages eight through 18) were asked to visit at least three St. Louis area attractions then write about their journeys in 500 words or less. Participants could also share their St. Louis experiences through photos and videos.

A cash prize of $500 has been awarded to one winner in five categories: grades three and four; grades five and six; grades seven and eight; grades nine and 10; and grades 11 and 12. Additionally, the winning entries will be featured in the 2016 Official St. Louis Visitors Guide and will be posted on for a full year.
The 2015 Ultimate Tourist Winners are:

Zoe Nauman
Age: 9
Grade: 4
School: North Glendale Elementary School
Submission highlighted: Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, The Magic House, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, and Six Flags St. Louis

Thomas Gore
Age: 11
Grade: 6
School: Ste. Genevieve du Bois Catholic School
Submission highlighted: Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium, Saint Louis Zoo, and The Butterfly House

Abigail Dowell
Age: 13
Grade: 8
School: North Kirkwood Middle School
Submission highlighted: The Muny, City Museum, and Gateway Arch

Aliza Ahmed
Age: 14
Grade: 9
School: Pattonville High School
Submission highlighted: Saint Louis Zoo, The Fabulous Fox Theatre, City Museum, and Forest Park

Michael Robinson
Age: 17
Grade: 11
School: Marquette High School
Submission highlighted: Various attractions in The Delmar Loop and all the attractions in Forest Park

Entries were judged on their merits with the winners chosen by a selection committee comprised of St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation members, St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission commissioners, and other local community leaders.

For more information on the Take Pride in St. Louis effort, or to get involved, visit

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 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

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