St. Louis fans ages 8 through 18 can vie for cash prizes during the Ultimate St. Louis Tourist Contest, a competition sponsored by the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation, inviting contestants to write about their ultimate area tourism experience.
"We encourage young people throughout our region to participate in this fun, challenging and engaging contest," said Kim Tucci, chairman of the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation. "It's an exciting opportunity for children and teenagers to chronicle their St. Louis adventures through words and images and possibly win cash prizes."
For a chance to win a cash prize, contestants must visit at least three St. Louis area attractions then write about their journeys in 500 words or less. Participants can also share their St. Louis experiences through photos and videos.
A cash prize of $500 each will be 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.
Entries will be judged on its merits with the winners chosen by a selection committee comprised of St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation members, St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission commissioners, other local community leaders and celebrities.
The winning entries may be featured in the St. Louis CVC's Official Visitors Guide and will be posted on explorestlouis.com for a full year.