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Missouri Snapshots
2018 Photo Contest

M

issouri is blessed with a vast state
park and historic site system which
is the envy of the rest of the nation.
And Missourians sure don't hesitate to
take advantage of it. In the most recent year counted, more than 21.5 million visitors took advantage
of the state's natural beauty at its parks. From the
opening day of trout season at Bennett Spring to
hiking by the ruins at Ha Ha Tonka to witnessing
the natural wonder at Echo Bluff, there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy at Missouri's state
parks and historic sites.
For the eighth consecutive year, Missouri State
Parks and Rural Missouri have joined together to
host the Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest. And
the contest was as popular as ever with Rural Missouri readers entering more than, 1,300 photos
highlighting 77 different state parks and historic

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sites from around the Show-Me State.
Some contest category mainstays such as Fun
on the Water and Capture the Beauty returned and
were very popular. The selfie category came back for
its second year and the judges saw various angles
of the parks and visitors. A new category, Making
Memories, provided hundreds of photos of Missourians enjoying their time in the parks.
The results of the contest can be found below
and on the following pages. Winners of each category will receive a $500 personalized state park prize
package with the second- and third-place finishers
being awarded a $100 and $50 gift card respectively. An online gallery can be found in our digital
edition and includes photos from all the finalists.
You can learn more about Missouri State Parks
online at www.mostateparks.com or by calling 800334-6946.

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Where are you?
Who doesn't love a selfie? The panel of judges was impressed with the vast
array of angles and backgrounds Missouri's selfie lovers took inside the parks.
1st: "Enjoying a Day on the Water" by Phillip Matrisotto, Cape Girardeau. An
underwater selfie at Sam A. Baker State Park. 2nd: "Fast Trails" by Richard
Lowrey, Cedar Hill. Hiking, biking, kayaking and dirt bikes St. Joe State Park has
something for everyone. 3rd: "Shut-Ins Group Selfie" by Donna Goodson,
Jackson. After a warm family day at Johson's Shut-Ins, the Goodson family
stopped for a group shot.

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