Iowan of the Day

March 30, 2020
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The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation knows there are Iowans across the state stepping up to help their individual communities in this time of crisis.

Let’s celebrate the positivity in Iowa. Let’s praise the volunteers in our hometowns that are taking care of our elderly and children. Do you know an outstanding nurse or teacher in your neighborhood that is working hard to put others' needs first?

Nominate that special person to be an Iowan of the Day at the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are looking for nominations for the award.

There are so many people across Iowa that contribute to making our cities, towns, and state a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Now, more than ever - the Blue Ribbon Foundation wants to recognize the most deserving.

Ten winners will be named Iowans of the Day and each will be honored with a special day of recognition at the 2020 Iowa State Fair. Perks include an introduction on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage, $200 cash, use of a golf cart for the day, VIP parking, gate admission for four, hotel accommodations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown and four tickets to the evening Grandstand event.

For nomination forms, contact the Blue Ribbon Foundation at 515-262-311 Ext. 371 or You can also download nomination forms from our website. The deadline for all nominations is July 1. All nominees must currently reside in Iowa.

In a time of uncertainty, join the Blue Ribbon Foundation in keeping a positive outlook and celebrating what makes our state great – the people.