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Coastal Mississippi’s Mask Up Contest

As of August 31, Mississippi's statewide mask mandate has been extended another two weeks. However, that shouldn’t keep you from soaking in all the spoils of The Secret Coast - safely!

When you prioritize the safety of yourself and those around you by wearing face coverings, socially distancing and keeping your hands clean, you are helping keep Coastal Mississippi open for business. Now, we want to reward you for doing your part!

We are giving away prizes from local businesses, restaurants and attractions that are prioritizing safety for their customers. Here's how you enter:

  1. Mask Up SelfieWear a mask around Coastal Mississippi.
  2. Snap a photo at your favorite spot - a local restaurant, attraction, park, etc. - showing yourself wearing your mask properly.
  3. Share it with us by tagging Coastal Mississippi on social media and using the hashtag #MaskUpMS

Prizes include:

  • Two tickets to the all-new Mississippi Aquarium
  • Prize pack from Walter Anderson Museum of Art
  • Gift cards from some of your favorite local restaurants
  • Coastal Mississippi t-shirt from Coastal City Goods
  • And more!

Winners will be chosen weekly and contacted directly.

Before participating, we encourage you to check with individual businesses for any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise.


No purchase necessary. Entry into the contest constitutes acceptance of the rules and Content Agreement Terms. Limit one entry per person.


This promotion is being sponsored by the Coastal Mississippi Convention & Visitors Bureau. Accordingly, the CVB hereby disclaims and makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the process for selection or subject matter of the program for which prizes may be awarded. Further, you hereby covenant and agree to waive, release and hold harmless the CVB from and against any and all claims, demands, charges, liabilities and damages, if any, of every type or nature whatsoever, now or in the future, which arise out of, relate to or may be associated with your submission of any information in connection with the contest described herein.


Sponsor assumes no responsibility for electronic hardware, programming or software malfunctions, or failures, or line connections, accessibility or availability, or technical or human failures of any kind, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of any entry or other information, or for the failure to capture any such information, or any injury or damage to persons or destination which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant's participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. Sponsor at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or disqualify any Participant if fraud or technical failures (including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention), or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that Sponsor determines compromises the integrity of the Sweepstakes. By participating, each eligible Participant agrees to a.) the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final in all respects; and b.) releases, discharges and holds harmless Sponsor its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, and employees, from any liability, claims, or damages arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes and the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of the Prize. Participants also further acknowledge that Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, and employees have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law relative to any Prize of this Sweepstakes including but not limited to quality, condition or fitness for a purpose.