“Snapshot Iowa” Youth Photography Contest Announced

Posted by PM on January 13th, 2012 11:52 am

“Snapshot Iowa” Youth Photography Contest Announced

DES MOINES, IOWA, January 11, 2012 –The Iowa Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual “Snapshot Iowa,” a photography contest for 7th – 12th graders. This program is proudly sponsored by the Architecture in the Schools Committee of the Iowa Architectural Foundation, and is open to all Iowa students in these grades.

The theme of this year’s contest is historic Iowa architecture. One $100 cash prize will be awarded to each of two categories: 7th – 9th grade and 10th – 12th grade. The contest is sponsored by the Iowa Architectural Foundation and Main Street Studio in North Liberty. Complete contest details are below.


All Iowa students, grades 7th – 12th are eligible, including home-schooled students.


Photos showcasing historic Iowa architecture should be black and white, 8” x 10” in size, unmounted, and printed on photo paper. From the vernacular to the spectacular, feel free to get creative! Manipulation of photographs is discouraged.


One winner from each group will earn a $100 cash prize: 7th – 9th Grades and 10th – 12th Grades.


Entries must be received by March 14, 2012.

Winners will be announced by March 22, 2012.


The student must take the photo, no group work allowed. Each student may submit up to three photographs.

Entries will not be returned. Mail photos to the IAF address (400 Locust Street, Suite 100, Des Moines, Iowa 50309). Mail photo(s) between two sheets of corrugated cardboard or like material to prevent damage in the mail. The IAF reserves the right to exclude damaged entries. If selected as a winner, a jpg file of the photo (high resolution) may be requested via e-mail. All information must be legible for the entry to be valid. Entry images become the property of the IAF.

The Iowa Architectural Foundation is a charitable organization established in 1989 to promote awareness of the contribution of architecture and community design to the quality of life in Iowa. The Foundation pursues its mission through youth education programs, community design charrettes, architectural walking tours, and an annual lecture series.