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Carnahan Announces “The Missouri Family Scrapbook” Statewide Photo Contest

Carnahan Announces “The Missouri Family Scrapbook” Statewide Photo Contest

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI — Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today kicked off the 11th biennial statewide photo contest for the 2007-2008 Official Manual, State of Missouri (commonly known as the “Blue Book”).  The theme of this year’s contest is “The Missouri Family Scrapbook.”

All Missourians are invited to enter the contest.  Winning photos will appear in the 2007-2008 edition of the Official Manual scheduled for publication this fall.

“The Missouri Family Scrapbook” photos should represent the varied elements of Missouri family life.  Photos will be judged in one or more of the following four categories:

1) Family Legacies – photographs of children in school, activities, sports, and at play in Missouri

2) Family Milestones – photographs of family milestones in Missouri, such as graduations, weddings, and birthdays

3) Family Vacations – photographs of family vacations in Missouri

4) Family Holidays – photographs of family holiday celebrations in Missouri

“‘The Missouri Family Scrapbook’ will be a great way to showcase family life in Missouri, as well as the talent of many Missourians who submit photographs.  I look forward to receiving many entries this year,” said Carnahan. 

Missouri residents of all ages are eligible 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 postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2007. 

Entry forms and contest rules are available on the Secretary of State’s website at, by e-mail at or by mail at:   

Official Manual Photo Contest

Office of the Secretary of State – Division of Publications

PO Box 1767

Jefferson City, MO 65102-1767 

Photo contest winners will be chosen by a committee selected by Secretary Carnahan and will be featured in the next edition of the Official Manual. The winning photographers will also receive a personalized and signed copy of the Official Manual.  Photo entries will become the property of the Secretary of State’s Office and may be used in future publications, with full credit given to the photographer.  Photographs will be added to the permanent collection of the Missouri State Archives.  To see the 2005-2006 Official Manual winning photos, visit: