tamatoledonews.com - URBANDALE - The Iowa Egg Council would like to invite all Iowa residents to enter the 14th annual Iowa State Fair Decorated Egg Contest. The contest will be held at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 12th, 2011 in the Agriculture Building.
"For the 2011 Decorated Egg Contest we decided to change the "design" aspect of the contest. In past years, artists were encouraged to design their egg based on an Iowa theme. We think this may have limited participation by some artists. This year we are allowing the artist to choose the theme of their egg," stated IEC Executive Director Kevin Vinchattle.
Each egg will be judged based off The Design, Artistic Merit, Creativity, Technical Merit, and Effective use of the Egg. Any art medium may be used, and creativity is encouraged. Remember that the egg must be a standard large-size chicken egg, and must be freestanding without an attached base, stand, or decoration on the bottom.
Now what is a contest without prizes? This year's awards will include a first place prize of $500, a second place prize of $400, and a third place prize of $300. Following the contest, all of the decorated egg entries will be on display throughout the year at Iowa libraries.
To enter the contest, request an entry form and complete list of rules by calling the Iowa Egg Council toll-free at 1-877-469-2344 ext. 11, or by accessing the form from our website at www.iowaegg.org. All entry forms must be received by July 22, 2011. Good luck!