Keep Iowa Beautiful invites Iowa State Fair goers to participate in a Daily Photo Promotion August 10-20 at the Iowa State Fair. This daily photo contest invites fair attendees to capture the beauty of the Iowa State Fair during their visit, email the digital photo by midnight each day to Keep Iowa Beautiful ([email protected]) with their contact information. The daily winner will be awarded a one year subscription to Pioneer Publishing’s The Iowan magazine.

“There are wonderful images to be photographed around our Great State Fair! We are excited to see the Iowa State Fair through the eyes of others,” said Gerry Schnepf, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful.

Iowa State Fair Photo Contest Judge

Gerry Schnepf and Bill Jackson will also be judging the contest.

Judging the daily contest this year is KCCI 8 News Meteorologist Riley O’Connor. Look for Riley’s weather forecasts on KCCI 8 News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m. Keep Iowa Beautiful’s


Fairgoers 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.

Stop by the Keep Iowa Beautiful booth in the air-conditioned 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 submitted by midnight each day.

View the 2016 #StateFairBeautiful Photo Contest Winners

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