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Capture how you enjoy the outdoors this summer – and be eligible to win a one-year subscription to Iowa Outdoors magazine! From camping and fishing to birdwatching and trail walking, share your photos with the DNR to create a Healthy & Happy Outdoors “photo quilt” of outdoor recreation in every Iowa county.

One outstanding photographer from each county will win a one-year subscription to Iowa Outdoors magazine.The winning photos from each county will be placed into a statewide “photo quilt” to be displayed at the DNR building during the Iowa State Fair as part of the DNR’s Healthy & Happy Outdoors initiative. Jake Zweibohmer, Iowa Outdoors art director, will serve as contest judge, choosing one outstanding photo per county.

All submitted photos will be posted on the DNR’s Pinterest page at
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 Come to H2O Day August 10 at the DNR Building at the Iowa State Fair to receive a copy of the Iowa Photo Quilt poster below!

H2O Photo Quilt Poster

Winners by county
Adair – Adam Kiel

Allamakee – Randy Edwards

Appanoose – Jim Day

Audubon – Jill Cornell

Benton – Molly Wade

Black Hawk – Traci Baker

Boone – David Weidner

Bremer – Eddy Derifield

Buchanan – Jessica Rilling

Buena Vista – Sandy Ivers

Butler – Eddy Derifield

Calhoun – Kimberly Calmer

Carroll – Nancy Schmitz

Cass – John Rasmussen

Cedar – Josh Meier

Cerro Gordo – Paul Hertzel

Cherokee – John Snapp

Chickasaw – Joel Gray

Clayton – Lois Albrecht

Clinton – Mary Horst

Crawford – Traci Baker

Dallas – Teena Case

Davis – Kathleen Burress

Decatur – Kelly Souza

Delaware – Tom Wood

Des Moines - Nedra Cumberland

Dickinson – Sheena Schreck 

Dubuque – Ronald Tigges

Fayette – Jason Rubin

Franklin – Paul Hiscocks

Fremont – Garry Pogemiller

Floyd – Margo Underwood

Greene – Peg Gannon

Grundy – Dan Case

Guthrie – Paul Hiscocks

Hancock – Brooke Simpson

Hardin – Tom Wood

Harrison – Debra Purcell

Henry – Nedra Cumberland

Howard – Jessica Rilling

Ida – Don Poggensee

Iowa – Mary Horst

Jackson – Maggie Carstensen

Jasper – Tom Wood

Jefferson – Mike Griffin

Johnson – Evan Hindman

Jones – Mitch McCarthy

Kossuth – Tonya Gray

Lee – Lora Conrad

Linn – Kelly Souza

Louisa – Tammy Slater

Lucas – Becky Pennington

Madison – Alan Lange

Marion – Kevin Garrison

Marshall – Garry Brandenburg

Mitchell – Dan Bratrud

Monona – Tyler Nickolisen

Monroe – Gary Sample

Montgomery – Michelle Pelzer

Muscatine – John Wilkins

Osceola – John Schmidt

Page – Dianna Long

Pocahontas – Alvin Conkling

Polk – Todd Razor

Pottawattamie – Paula Danker

Ringgold – Kelly Souza

Sac – Gary Witte

Scott – Kelly Riibe

Shelby – Paul Hiscocks

Story – Larry Dau

Tama – Stacey Kolars

Union – Jessica Rosener

Van Buren - Lora Conrad

Wapello – Ryan Rasmussen

Warren – David Austin

Webster – Lisa Rasmussen

Winnebago – Lisa Ralls

Winneshiek – Randy Edwards

Woodbury – Kelly Riibe

Worth – Paul Hertzel

Wright – Becky Chipman


Contest Rules

No purchase is necessary to enter or win, and this competition is void where prohibited. To be eligible to participate in the competition, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. legal resident, and must be at least 18 years old on the date of the competition. Employees of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and their immediate family members (defined as spouse and minor children) are not eligible for any prizes that may be given away as part of the competition. To participate in the competition, you must submit a photo of your favorite outdoor activity along with the identification of the Iowa county in which the activity occurred. The photo must be your original photo or you must have permission to submit the photo for use consistent with the rules described herein. Iowa DNR staff will choose one submitted photo per county to represent each of Iowa’s 99 counties (99 photos total) for inclusion in a photo quilt, which DNR will display at the Iowa State Fair and possibly other venues. Those that submit these winning photos will also receive (no more than one) one-year subscription to Iowa Outdoors magazine, valued at approximately $15.

All information provided by participants, including photos, shall constitute a public record and shall be treated accordingly pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 22, including without limitation being made available to the public. By submitting a photo in this contest, you are certifying that you have taken the photo or have permission to submit the photo contingent on the rules herein on your behalf, and you are granting the Iowa DNR an unrestricted right to use the photo and any permutation or portion thereof in future promotions, publications and other materials. You are hereby notified that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is immune from liability and suit for your participation in this competition, including your participation to the extent it effects third parties thereby.