Share your best summer creation by entering the Egg Decorating Contest, held at the Iowa State Fair. It’s your chance to show off your eggs-traordinary artistic ability and win up to $500! Any Iowa resident is welcome to enter.
Contest rules require that you use a standard large-size chicken egg. There are no limitations on how you decorate your egg, so get creative! Your design can take on many styles of craftsmanship, including intricate beadwork, painting, etching, carving or any other fanciful creation. To enter, visit www.iowaegg.org for a downloadable entry form and a complete list of rules. Or call 877-IOWAEGG for mailed contest information.
The entries will be judged on Friday, August 9, starting at 11:00 AM in the Agriculture Building on the fairgrounds. First prize is $500, second prize is $400 and third prize is $300. After the fair these unique works of art will make up a traveling egg art display where the hand-decorated eggs will be showcased at local libraries across the state.