Grab your iPhone, Sure Shot or digital camera and shoot a photo of your favorite attractive Iowa location! Keep Iowa Beautiful is pleased to announce the fourth Keep Iowa Beautiful Photography Contest, aimed at raising awareness of Iowa’s beauty. This photo contest offers both amateur and experienced photographers an opportunity to tell Iowa’s story in a fun, engaging way.

"It is a great way for ‘Iowa lovers’ to share what they like about our state," said Gerry Schnepf, KIB Executive Director. "First place will receive $25, second place $20. Both will receive complimentary registration to KIB’s Annual Conference scheduled for May 7, 2014, in Webster City."

The deadline is Dec. 31, and entries must be submitted as high resolution JPEGs electronically to bjackson@keepiowabeautiful.com. There is a $5 entry fee; contest rules and payment can be made at www.keepiowabeautiful.com/media/photography-content

Keep Iowa Beautiful’s mission is to empower Iowans to make Iowa the cleanest and most attractive state in the nation. By working directly with Iowa communities, corporations and private citizens, KIB is building new citizen pride in caring for Iowa. KIB wants to learn what resonates with Iowans based on the photographs they share through this photography contest. Photos and winner’s names will be posted on the KIB website and featured in the KIB newsletter.