Call for Entries: Decorate Your Own Horse Statue for Display at the State Fair
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair will celebrate our agricultural roots with a limited number of 3 ¼ foot tall painted concrete horses on display throughout the grounds during the 2015 Fair, August 13-23. Individuals, clubs and companies are invited to submit their own designs for these sculptures by May 15.
To enter, submit an entry form along with a written description and detailed drawing of the proposed paint design. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Iowa State Fair website: http://www.iowastatefair.org/fair-attractions/contests/. All entries must be received or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15.
Selected applicants will be contacted by June 1. Pending selection, a $125 entry fee will be due at statue pick-up. Following the Fair, artists will get to keep their painted sculptures. A panel of judges will award prizes based on originality, creativeness and overall look in both the professional and novice divisions. Participants will be judged in the “professional” category if 25 percent or more of their income comes from graphic design or is artistry related.
Winners will receive a prize package including an Iowa State Fair plaque, Fair admission tickets, parking and more. The first, second and third place winners will also receive $150, $100 and $50 cash prizes, respectively. Winning artists’ names will be displayed alongside their painted sculpture during the Fair.
Send entries to:
Tonya Cook, Special Events Director
Iowa State Fair
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003
Or e-mail all materials to email@example.com
For questions about the contest, contact Tonya Cook at 515-262-3111, ext. 215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Iowa State Fair
“Nothing Compares” to the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.