Iowa State Fair

Coloring Contest

August 24, 2021

The coloring skills of young artists from across the Midwest were put to the test in the Coloring Contest, judged prior to the start of the 2021 Iowa State Fair and displayed in the Animal Learning Center.

Additional results below:

3-4 Year Olds

1st Place – Landry Dillon, Searsboro, IA

2nd Place – Carter Wieland, Van Meter, IA

3rd Place – Kara Kuhlman, Ames, IA

5-6 Year Olds

1st Place – Jayde De Groot, Oskaloosa, IA

2nd Place – Emmaline Walz, Marion, IA

3rd Place – Unidentified

7-8 Year Olds

1st Place – Brooklyn Walz, Marion, IA

2nd Place – Tessa Ryan, Knoxville, IA

3rd Place – Katelyn Kuhlman, Ames, IA

9-10 Year Olds

1st Place – Jessalyn Aller, Keota, IA

2nd Place – Madison Fritz, Hartley, IA

3rd Place – Haley Lewis, Marion, IA

Anything Goes

1st Place – Breonna Stewart, Bloomfield, IA

2nd Place – Hailey Wilson, IA

3rd Place – Paul Crumly, Grandview, IA

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

1st Place – Deanna Bolen, Tama, IA

2nd Place – Erika Ellenbogen, Des Moines, IA

3rd Place – Kimberly Kalenske, Fairbank, IA


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. How Do You Fair? August 12-22, 2021. For more information, visit