DES MOINES, IOWA The Iowa Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth annual Architecture by Children (ABC) drawing contest for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This program, run by the Architecture in the Schools Committee of the Iowa Architectural Foundation, is open to all Iowa students in these grades.
The theme of this year's contest is Favorite Iowa Architecture. The contest is divided into two age categories across five regions. A statewide winner from each age group (Kindergarten 3rd grade and 4th 6th grade) and one regional winner in each category will earn a cash prize. The contest is sponsored by the Iowa Architectural Foundation and Lockton Companies. Additional prizes provided by Casey's General Stores.
WHO: All Iowa students, grades Kindergarten 6th grade, including home-schooled students.
WHAT: Drawings of Iowa buildings or structures. Students are encouraged to get creative and use their favorite way of drawing crayons, pencils, or pens.
WHY: Statewide winners in each category (K 3rd and 4th 6th) will earn $100.00 cash prize. Regional winners in each category will earn a $50.00 cash prize.
DEADLINE: Entries must be received by April 15, 2013. Winners will be announced after May 1, 2013.
THE FINE PRINT: Entries must be drawn on official entry forms. Only one entry per student. Entries become property of the Iowa Architectural Foundation. A guardian's legible printed name, signature, and phone number (and valid email address if available) are required for the entry form to be valid. Official contest rules and entry forms can be downloaded from .
The Iowa Architectural Foundation is a charitable organization established in 1989 to promote awareness and appreciation of architecture and design in Iowa. The Foundation pursues its mission through youth education programs, community design charrettes, architectural walking tours, and an annual lecture series.