Dream Big Grow Here Regional Contests

  Dream Big Grow Here is partnering with communites and organizations around the state to host regional contests this year. There will be no statewide contest for Dream Big Grow Here in 2017 or 2018. If you are interested in learning more about hosting a Dream Big Grow Here regional contest - please reach out to Patrick Luensmann at patrick.luensmann@uni.edu or call 319-273-4335. 

2017 Regional Contests


Northwest Iowa Regional Contest - $7,000 in prize money 

Entry Period - September 8th (8:00 a.m.) - September 30th (11:59 p.m.) 

Voting Period - October 9th (8:00 a.m.) - October 20th (11:59 p.m.)

Pitch-off - November 16th, Orange City, Iowa - 5:00 p.m.

Counties: You must be located in Cherokee, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sioux, or Woodbury county to be eligible to apply.  

Click here to learn more about the contest and if you qualify

To start your application, click here. 






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