State Fair Beautiful Photo Contest

It’s pretty special to see the beauty of the Iowa State Fair through the camera lens of others. Each year, Keep Iowa Beautiful invites fair goers to capture and submit photos they take at the Iowa State Fair to our State Fair Beautiful Photo Contest. A winning photo is selected each day of the fair and displayed on our website and social media pages. Often we invite guest judges to make the final decision.

We’ve added the winning photos from the 2016 #StateFairBeautiful contest here. To view previous years winners, please visit our Facebook #StateFairBeautiful Album.

2016 #StateFair Beautiful Photo Contest Winners

State Fair Photo Contest Winner Day One Winner, Bill Benson of Jefferson, Iowa

State Fair Beautiful Contest Day Two Winner, Steve McKinney of Lytton, Iowa

State Fair Beautiful Photo Contest Winner Day Three Winner,  Mark Iwig of Johnston, Iowa

Day Four Winner, Mike Hiatt of Des Moines

Day Five Winner, Linda Glass MacBride of West Des Moines

Day Six Winner,  Mary Ann Good of Cumming

 Day Seven Winner, Teresa Moyer of Des Moines

Day Eight Winner, Shane Kiesner of Des Moines

  Day Nine Winner,  to Leslie Mineart of Earlham

 Day Ten Winner, Mike Hiatt of Des Moines

 Day 11 Winner, Michael Leland of Des Moines

Submitting Your Iowa State Fair Photo

This daily photo contest invites fair attendees to capture the beauty of the Iowa State Fair during their visit, email the digital photo to Keep Iowa Beautiful ( with their contact information to be entered for a chance to win. Awards are announced prior to the Iowa State Fair. Eleven winners will be selected, one for each day of the Iowa State Fair. Keep Iowa Beautiful only accepts submissions during the Iowa State Fair.

Fair goers are encouraged to use their smartphones or cameras to snap a photo during the fair, email it to Keep Iowa Beautiful for a chance to win each day. The photos may be used on Keep Iowa Beautiful’s social media platforms and website. Winners will be notified within the week of the fair and will be mailed their award.

Visit Keep Iowa Beautiful at the Fair

Stop by the Keep Iowa Beautiful booth in the Varied Industries Building to learn more about this photo promotion or search #StateFairBeautiful on Twitter and Facebook. Winners for the daily contest are selected after midnight each day of the fair. Keep Iowa Beautiful reserves the right to use any submitted contest photos on Keep Iowa Beautiful promotional materials, on social media and on the organization’s website. One photo submission per person, per day.

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