FFA Photographers Claim Honors at State Fair

DES MOINES – There were 409 exhibitors that entered 1,181 exhibits in the Photography contest judged Wednesday prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Skylar Bloom of DeWitt received Best of Show honors, while Jill Wallace secured the Reserve Best of Show title.

Additional results below:

Black & White

1) Rebecca Fettkether, West Union

2) Koleen Good, Eddyville


1) Jill Wallace, Greenfield

2) Jayden Ellis, Anamosa


1) Grace Morhardt, Liberty Center

2) Elizabeth Rinlker, Anamosa

Still Life

1) Skylar Bloom, DeWitt

2) Haleigh Weghorst, New Sharon

Iowa Landscape

1) Tiffany Wolver, New Sharon

2) Grace Bjustrom, Eldridge

Landscape Outside Iowa

1) Jasmyn Hoeger, Dyersville

2) Kylie Dietz, Nashua


1) Jasmyn Hoeger, Dyersville

2) Emily Roberts, Thornburg


1) Brittany Vandevender, Creston

2) Maire Powell, Arlington

Supervised Agricultural Experience

1) Haleigh Weghorst, New Sharon

2) Skylar Bloom, DeWitt

Agricultural Photo Essay

1) Faith Roberts, Eddyville

2) Lydia Martins, Fairbank


1) Haley Palas, Postville

2) Grace Bjustrom, Eldridge

Theme Class: Goats

1) Colton Holdgrafer, Goose Lake

2) Jazmyne Graf, Belle Plaine

State Advisor’s Selection: Zach Inde, North Fayette Valley

State Executive Secretary/Treasurer Selection: Daniel Vorwald, Dyersville


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.