Current Contest

To celebrate the easing up of the Covid 19 restrictions, and to encourage visits to our passport book sites as they reopen, Missouri Civil War Passport Program is launching our “Picture Me Here” contest!  Scroll down for entry rules.

This map will be awarded to two lucky winners. Mounted on foam board, it is suitable for using pins to show the sites you’ve visited.

Visit Tracking Map

Entry Rules:

  1. Take a picture of yourself holding your passport book at a visit site or stamp site,* and share it in the comments section of our Facebook post with the map picture announcing this contest. There is no limit on number of entries allowed, so every picture you post gives you an additional opportunity to win. Five posts from five different sites will give you five opportunities to win!
  2. The picture must show something in it that identifies the location, and you must be holding up your passport book. The pictures below are good examples of how to identify a location in your picture. The people in the photos have already visited all of the sites and each has received a Certificate of Completion.
  3. The picture can have more than one person, and each person holding a book will get an entry into the contest. Be sure to tag each person holding a book, or write their names in the comment section, so they can be identified.
  4. The sites in the winning pictures will receive ten copies of the passport book for resale, so let them know you appreciate their breathing life into Missouri’s history by entering a picture in the contest.   
  5. The contest runs from May 1 through June 30, 2021, but you have until 11:59 pm CDT on July 1 to post your photos.  Two winners will be picked by random drawings on July 2. A video of the drawing will be posted at 5 PM CDT on the Facebook page. Click here to see how the drawing works.

Since one picture can qualify many for the drawing, why not rent a bus, or van, and make visiting sites a road trip for you and your friends?

Please travel safely while you are enjoying the beauty of Missouri.

Visit our Facebook page to view contest entries.

*For example, in Vernon County, a marker identifies the location of the Battle of Dry Wood Creek; we consider that a visit site. The Bushwhacker Museum, where you go to get your book stamped, we consider a stamp site. You could take your picture at the visit site marker or at the stamp site museum.

Scroll down for previous contests and winners.

Closed Contests:

Help a Friend Leap into the New Year Contest

Winners: Larry Johnson, Michael Thompson and Jane Washausen

Leap into the new year

Fall in Love with History Contest

Winners: Jimmy Lee, Krissy Stone and Andrew Porter

Fall in Love with History Contest extended

August 2020 Site-a-thon Contest

Winner: Breanna Wright

Aug site-a-thon contest

Breanna Wright visited 12 sites during the month of August which earned her 12 entries in the random drawing, held on Sept. 1. Congratulations, Breanna!

April 2020: Stay-at-Home Photo Contest

Winner: Beth Talken

Battle of Kirksville Confederate statue

Beth Talken entered the above photo into a random drawing, held on May 1. Congratulations, Beth!