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“The biggest moments are made in the smallest state.” That’s the winning entry in our tourism slogan contest.

Now, we meet its creator, Frankie B. Washington, at his favorite place in all of Rhode Island. If you were expecting a beach or historic mansion, think again.

RI State Archives

Governor Gina Raimondo recently announced the state would launch a new $5 million dollar tourism ad campaign. The ad agency hasn’t been chosen yet…but Rhode Island Public Radio decided...why wait? We asked you to come up with a new slogan for the Ocean State. Then we culled our three favorites, and asked you to pick the winner.

The results are in.  The winning slogan, "The biggest moments are made in the smallest state," comes from Frankie B. Washington, a freelance illustrator living in Cranston.

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Judging by the dozens and dozens of slogans you sent us, Rhode Island should top any tourist's bucket list.

Taber Andrew Bain / Creative Commons license

Rhode Island is putting up $5 million dollars for a new tourism ad campaign. But we think we can do it for less. Kind of.

Submit your best tourism slogan ideas for the Ocean State! We'll pick our favorites and put them out for a vote. We'll feature the winner and his or her slogan on air!

The deadline to enter is July 14, 2015.

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out our slideshow of tourism campaigns from years past.

Rhode Island State Archives

Have you submitted your Rhode Island tourism slogan yet? If not, there's still time! The deadline is Tuesday, July 14. We've already received some fabulous submissions from some very creative Rhode Islanders.

For the rest of you, here's a little inspiration.