• #IowansUnite Community Contest

  • Does your community unite to support local retailers, restaurants and attractions? Show us! If voters like what they see, your community may be entered to win a one-of-a-kind mural reflecting the uniqueness of your community and serving as a surefire Instagram favorite!


    To recognize the important role that small businesses play in Iowa’s communities, the #IowansUnite CommUNITY Contest invites cities, municipalities or economic development organizations to submit creative videos showcasing their community spirit and support for small businesses.


    Following the online voting period (June 22, 2022 - June 29, 2022), the communities whose videos meet the designated vote threshold will become finalists.

    • Small communities, cities with a population of 15,000 or less, must have at least 500 votes.
    • Large communities, cities with a population of 15,001 or more, must have at least 1,000 votes.

    The finalists will receive an assignment, on July 6, 2022, to showcase their community spirit and will have five business days to complete it. An independent panel of judges will review and score all the assignments submitted along with the video submitted with the official entry form. The community with the highest score will win a custom mural designed and installed by Iowa-based artist Ben Schuh that welcomes visitors to the community’s shopping district or downtown area!

  • Fill in the form below to enter the contest