Blue Ribbon Foundation Looking for Creative Iowa State Fair Fans

The Foundation's 2nd Annual T-shirt Design Contest Open for Design Submissions

DES MOINES, IA (04/15/2021) (readMedia)-- This is where the magic happens! If you've got an awesome idea for an Iowa State Fair t-shirt design, submit it to the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation's 2nd annual T-shirt Design Contest. If your artwork receives the most votes, it will be featured on a t-shirt that Fairgoers all around the state can wear! Funds from the sale of the t-shirt will be directed to renovations and improvements to the historic Fairgrounds.

To enter, send us your t-shirt design by May 1. A selection committee will choose the top five designs. Those designs will be posted on the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation's website and Facebook page with voting via Facebook "like" or online via our website. Voting will be open from May 10-17. The winner will be announced on May 18. The top three vote-getters will receive an Iowa State Fair prize package.

1st Place

• Your shirt design is produced to sell at the Iowa State Fair

• 2 t-shirts, 2 gate admission tickets, 2 Fair Value Packs, 2 tickets to the Grandstand concert of your choice, $50 in food coupons and parking for a select day at the Fair

2nd Place

• 2 gate admission tickets, $25 in food coupons and parking for a select day at the Fair

3rd Place

• 2 gate admission tickets and $25 in food coupons

Let your creativity run free and showcase what you love most about the Iowa State Fair! The design must contain the words "Iowa State Fair" and represent an aspect or two of the Fair, its facilities or traditions. The entry should be accompanied by your name and contact information including mailing address, phone number and email. Entries can be submitted to or by mail to Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, PO Box 57130, Des Moines, IA 50317. The entry deadline is May 1, 2021. For a complete list of the design guidelines and contest rules, visit

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The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds for capital improvements on the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Foundation has contributed funding for more than 50 major building renovation or construction projects and an untold number of smaller repairs. Through private donations, grants, corporate contributions, state funding and supplemental funding from the Iowa State Fair, the Iowa State Fairgrounds has been revitalized over the past 28 years.