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.

  • This daily photo contest invites fair attendees to capture the beauty of the Iowa State Fair during their visit, email the digital photo to us by 10 p.m. each day at info@keepiowabeautiful.com along with their contact information (First and Last Name, Email address, Mailing Address).
  • The daily winner will be awarded.

Who Judged in 2017?

Judging the daily contest this year was KCCI 8 News Meteorologist, Riley O’Connor. His weather forecasts on KCCI 8 News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m. was where winners were announced! Keep Iowa Beautiful’s Gerry Schnepf and Bill Jackson also judged the contest.

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 (info@keepiowabeautiful.com) 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.

View the 2017 Contest Winners

Iowa State Fair Photo Contest Winner Day One Winner, David Morris of Indianola, Iowa

 Day Two Winner, David Kingery of Indianola, Iowa

 Day Three Winner, Mark Iwig of Johnston, Iowa

 Day Four Winner, Sara Hastings of Madrid, Iowa

#StateFairBeautiful Photo Contest Winner Day Five Co-Winner, Teresa Pellman of Des Moines

#StateFairBeautiful Photo Contest Winner Day Five Co-Winner, Joe Lack of Windsor Heights, Iowa

 Day Six Winner, David Klein of Des Moines

 Day Seven Co-Winner, Bill Benson

 Day Seven Co-Winner, Paula Bliven of New London, Iowa

 Day Eight Co-Winner, Adam Boysen of Wapello, Iowa

 Day Eight Co-Winner, Mark Iwig of Johnston, Iowa

 Day Nine Winner, Michael Leland of Des Moines, Iowa

 Day 10 Winner, Mary Ann Good of Cumming, Iowa

 Day 11 Winner, Mark Iwig of Johnston, Iowa

2016 #StateFairBeautiful Photo Contest Winners

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

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 10 Winner, Mike Hiatt of Des Moines

 Day 11 Winner, Michael Leland of Des Moines

 

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