Fair-Ovation Invention Event New to the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (05/18/2017) (readMedia)-- The Iowa State Fair in partnership with the Governor's STEM Advisory Council has created the first-ever Fair-Ovation event set for Sunday, August 13 in the Oman Family Youth Inn.

Fair-Ovation is a pitch or idea contest in a science fair-like atmosphere for students in grades 3rd-12th. The contest provides the opportunity for students to gain professional feedback on their innovative ideas, inventions and concepts utilizing the priorities from STEM.

In this first of its kind competition, students can compete individually or as a team in one of three categories: Agri-Tech and Food-Tech, Bio-Tech and Enviro-Tech or Life-Style Innovation. Teams may consist of up to four members who are in the same grade range (3rd – 5th, 6th – 8th, 9th – 12th).

For more competition specifics or to enter visit:


Entries are due July 1 through email or mail.

Iowa State Fair


PO Box 57130

Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003

Or e-mail ewynn@iowastatefair.org

For more information visit our website http://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/fairtime-contests/.

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Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.