Friday, July 03, 2015


Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander launched the statewide photo contest for the 2015-2016 Official Manual, State of Missouri (Blue Book) on Thursday, July 2. The theme for this year’s contest is "A Day at the Park," celebrating all types of Missouri parks.

Kander encourages Missouri residents to celebrate all types of Missouri parks by sharing their photos of favorite locations and memories. Outstanding photographs will be chosen from each of the following three categories, and will be published in the upcoming Blue Book:

1. State and Local Parks
2. Sports and Theme Parks
3. State Historical Sites

Entry forms and contest rules are available on the secretary of state’s website.

Entries may be submitted by email: or by mail:

Official Manual Photo Contest
Office of the Secretary of State Division of Publications
PO Box 1767 Jefferson City, MO 65102-1767

Missouri residents of all ages are invited to participate in the photo contest. Participants may submit any number of photographs, but each photo must be accompanied by its own entry form. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 7th.

Photo contest winners will be chosen through a combination of online voting and selection by a committee within the Secretary of State’s office. The winning photos in each category will be published in the 2015-2016 edition of the Blue Book. All entries become the property of the Office of the Secretary of State and may be used in subsequent publications, with full credit given to the photographer. All submitted photographs will be added to the permanent collection of the Missouri State Archives, a division of Kander’s office.


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