Creative Arts People's Choice Awards Given at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/31/2017) (readMedia)-- Winners of the Creative Arts Department People's Choice awards were announced August 20 at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Shawn Palek of Slater won first place while Bart Pals of Mason City was awarded second. Bloom of Des Moines was awarded third.

Entries for the People's Choice award are selected by the superintendent of Creative Arts and Crafts. Voting was open to all display visitors during the 2017 Fair.


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