Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) announced the winners of the 10th Keep Iowa Beautiful Photography Contest aimed at raising awareness of Iowa’s natural and environmental beauty. KIB wants to learn what resonates with Iowans based on the photographs they share through this annual photography contest.

FIRST PLACE: Katharine Gail Vogel of Marshalltown. (Adventure in Loess Hills). 1st place winner awarded $50 and a one year subscription to Our Iowa magazine.

SECOND PLACE: Mark Iwig of Johnston. (Sunrise at Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge in Des Moines) 2nd place winner awarded $40 and a one year subscription to Our Iowa magazine.

THIRD PLACE: Willard Sharp of Madrid. (The Milky Way and a Tractor) 3rd place winner awarded $30 and a one year subscription to Our Iowa magazine.

HONORABLE MENTIONS went to Aaron Miller of Carlisle and Mark Iwig of Johnston.

“This is a great way for Iowans to share what they like about rural and urban Iowa,” said Kevin Techau, KIB Executive Director. “This photo contest offers both amateur and experienced photographers an opportunity to tell Iowa’s story in a fun, engaging way.”

The photos will be featured in KIB’s quarterly newsletter and on the KIB website during the year: www.keepiowabeautiful.com Over 30 entries were received.