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Written by Tonya Cook   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:51

News from the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (05/15/2012)(readMedia)-- The 2012 Iowa State Fair will celebrate its "Fairlicious" foods with a limited number of 3 ½ foot tall concrete ice cream cones on display throughout the grounds during the Fair, August 9-19. Individuals, clubs and companies are invited to showcase their artistic talents and love of the Fair by painting one of these sculptures.

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 web site: http://www.iowastatefair.org/fair-attractions/contests/. All entries must be received or e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 31.

Selected applicants will be contacted by June 15. Pending selection, a $125 entry fee is due at ice cream cone pick-up. Following the Fair, the 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 Fair food tickets. The first, second and third place winners will also receive $150, $100 and $50 cash prizes, respectively. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For questions about the contest, contact Tonya Cook at 515-262-3111, Ext. 215 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

"Nothing Compares" to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.

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