Each year the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation partners with Cookies Food Products to honor 10 Iowans across the state who demonstrate an honest work ethic and dedication to their community while showing an exceptional sense of Iowa pride. The Blue Ribbon Foundation wants to celebrate those who work hard to better their communities and the state of Iowa through their volunteer efforts.

Each Iowan of the Day winner is awarded a day of recognition at the 2017 Iowa State Fair, August 10-20, including an introduction on the Anne & Bill Riley stage, $200 cash, use of golf cart for the day, VIP parking, gate admission, hotel accommodations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown and four tickets to the evening Grandstand event.

Since 1997, the Iowan of the Day program has become an Iowa State Fair tradition honoring a total of 200 Iowans across the state in 20 years. This year is extra special because the Blue Ribbon Foundation celebrates 25 years as an organization dedicated to improving the Fairgrounds. Help us say thank you to those who give so much to our state by nominating an outstanding Iowan from your community.

Find nomination forms online at www.BlueRibbonFoundation.org/IOTD or contact Emily Blum at 515-262-3111, ext. 378. The deadline for all nominations is July 1. Nominations from 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be reconsidered. All nominees must currently reside in Iowa.