Community Improvement Group Launches Iowa Photo Contest

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Keep Iowa Beautiful is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an expanded photo contest.

There are five categories that have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for photos that capture the beauty and spirit of Iowa.

The contest runs now through mid-December, with the winners being placed on social media to compete for a "Public Favorite Photo". A panel will also select a "Best of Show" award.

The five categories are landscape, water, cities, action and wildlife.

Keep Iowa Beautiful was created in 2000 by former Governor Robert Ray and Founder and Chairman of Casey's General Stores Donald Lamberti. It became the 23rd state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

The five categories:

  • Iowa Landscape - Capture Iowa's beauty through depictions of Iowa's landscape, including but not limited to: farm fields, rolling hills, and wooded forests.
  • Iowa Water - Feature Iowa's beautiful water systems with depictions of Iowa rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.
  • Iowa Cities - Iowa's urban centers are hubs of history, culture, and beauty. This category features depictions of Iowa's cities, street scenes, and urban landmarks.
  • Iowans in Action - This category aims to capture the spirit of Iowa through depictions of the people that live, work, and play in Iowa. All means of action that can be captured: biking, running, fishing, hunting and hiking are but a few.
  • Iowa Wildlife - Iowa is home to a variety of beautiful critters. This category aims to showcase Iowa's beauty through depictions of Iowa's wildlife animals: mammals, fish, birds, bugs and more

(Image from Keep Iowa Beautiful Website)

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