The Iowa Architectural Foundation is sponsoring youth photography & drawing contests.

Follow the link above for more information.

The IAF’s mission is to promote the awareness and appreciation of architecture in Iowa.

WHY: These contests were created to bring awareness to the architecture students see around them.

WHEN: Entries due by February 3, 2017

WHO: All Iowa students 7-12

NEW THIS YEAR: Winners will ALSO get their art featured at their local library, and on the Iowa Library Association social media at

THEME THIS YEAR: Where in Iowa do YOU like to read?



We want to see unmounted, black and white PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWCASING IOWA ARCHITECTURE! From the vernacular to the spectacular, historic to modern – feel free to get creative! This year’s focus is “Your Favorite Iowa Place to Read”. See our website for more information. Photos should be 8”x10” and printed on photo paper. Manipulation of photographs is discouraged. Students may submit up to 3 photographs each.

Why: One winner from each group will be featured on our website AND earn a $100 cash prize: 7th-9th Grades and 10th – 12th Grades.

When: Entries must be received by Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Please include the following information on a separate piece of paper, taped to the back of the photo(s): 1. Student’s name, grade, age, signature and full home mailing address. 2. Parent or legal guardian’s name, signature and contact information (phone and/or e-mail). 3. Student’s school name and city 4. Title and description (100 words or less) explaining why the subject of the photography was selected. Include the name and location of the subject. 5. Each student may submit up to three photographs.

The student must take the photo, no group work allowed • Entries will not be returned • Mail photo(s) to the IAF address shown below • 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 • Contact information (phone numbers/e-mail addresses) will not be released to the public • 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.