Remember to Nominate Iowa's Shining Stars for the Iowa State Fair

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DES MOINES, IA (06/14/2010)(readMedia)-- This year's deadline is quickly approaching for the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation's Iowan of the Day program. Sponsored by the Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookie's Food Products, Iowan of the Day program honors Iowa's most dedicated volunteers each year at the Iowa State Fair.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation seeks to honor those in your community who personify the greatness of Iowa with a strong work ethic, loyalty to helping others and an outstanding sense of Iowa pride. With your nomination, the Blue Ribbon Foundation can celebrate the hard work these people do to better our state and give them the recognition they deserve.

Iowan of the Day winners will receive their own day of recognition during the Iowa State Fair complete with an introduction on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage, VIP parking, gate admission, use of the Iowan of the Day golf cart and Grandstand show tickets for the evening of their award day. In addition, all winners will receive $200 in cash, accommodations at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott Hotel, and one-year subscriptions to Iowan and Iowa Gardening magazines.

Help us celebrate the people who do so much for our state! Download a nomination form from or stop by your local post office to pick one up. Nomination forms are also available upon request by calling the Blue Ribbon Foundation at 1-800-450-3732. Note that all nominees must currently be Iowa residents. Nominations must be received by July 1, 2010.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Since 1993, the Foundation has generated more than $80 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds.