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Enter contest for chance to win vintage highway signs

HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Commerce (MDOC) are celebrating 125 years of statehood by giving residents a chance to own an iconic piece of Montana history.

By entering a social media contest, Montanans could win one of 10 “Welcome to Montana” highway signs used across the state from the late 1980s until earlier this year. New signs, designed through a partnership between the Montana Office of Tourism and the Montana Department of Transportation, were installed over the spring and summer.

“This contest is a fun way to promote Montana through social media channels while preserving an important part of its 125-year history,” said Gov. Bullock. “These signs greeted millions of residents and visitors alike for more than two decades, my family and myself included. I’m thrilled Montanans will be able to continue enjoying them for decades to come.”

To enter the contest, participants take a photo of a Montana location, post it to Facebook or Instagram using the #MontanaMoment hashtag, tag a friend they’d like to share the moment with, and tag the official Visit Montana social media account (linked below).

Entries will be accepted from Nov. 12–22. All valid entries will go into a pool from which winners be drawn randomly, with winners to be announced via Visit Montana Facebook page. Winners will be contacted by the Montana Department of Commerce to arrange delivery.

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The Montana Office of Tourism’s mission is to strengthen Montana’s economy through the promotion of the state as a vacation destination and film location. In 2013, Montana hosted 11 million visitors who added more than $3.6 billion to the state’s economy.

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