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Weekly Photo Challenges for #MyIowaHome

posted by Mark Gavin | May 27, 2016



Love Instagram? You are in luck, we do too! So when you go to post that magnificent photo of your city center, unique setting, trip to the lake, wonderful new landscaping, or events that make your hometown great, use the hashtag #MyIowaHome and tag@iowarealtors on Instagram.

Entries will be judged for possible inclusion in the next IAR Benchmark Magazine, reposted to @iowarealtors Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts and/or featured in a blog post. This is a yearlong contest with prizes given each interval to make sure we capture Iowa in all of its seasons! Read through #MyIowaHome rules and see all theentries here.

You know about the contest, but now we will have WEEKLY CHANCES TO WIN! Until the end of the summer, we will pick a winner from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram each week who captured the theme the best. We will contact winners via social media platform of entry and send her/him an awesome InstaIowa T-shirt!

This contest is open to REALTORS® as well as anyone else that wants to join! Just be sure to follow us on Instagram - @iowarealtors. Get your phones out and get ready to win great prizes including possible publication in our quarterly magazine.


June 6th-13th  “See you in Sioux City.”

The Iowa Association of Realtors has their annual summer meetings this week. So while we are all inside working and busy, show us where you work or spend your day!

June 13th-19th “You’re a grand ol’ flag”

Flag day is June 14th.  We want to see your flag display or a photo of any flag that you find interesting. 

June 20th-16th  You are not Superman, but your kids think you are.”

Father’s day is on June 20th of this year, and we want to see how you celebrate dad. Post photos about your celebration and family time.

June 27th-3rd  “2500 Bucks” 

The Iowa Finance Authority is doing a #2500Bucks contest to show just how much $2,500 is to home buyers for down payment assistance and closing costs. This week we want to see how you would represent $2,500 dollars in photos. Check out for more details and how to enter!


 July 4th-10th   “Red. White. Blue. And all about you.”

Do anything special for the fourth? Watch the parade? Eat too much kettle corn? We want to see how you celebrate Independence Day!


July 11th-17th   “Boating. Floating. Exploding. 

Watch fireworks? Go swimming? What do you consider to be your favorite summer activity? Send your photo in and show us!

July 18th-24th   “Show us your sweet side”

My favorite summer time sweet is always ice cream sandwiches, but what is yours? Send us a photo!


July 25th-31st “On the road again” 

Ragbrai starts on July 23rd and ends on July 30th this year.  We want to see some of the photos from the trek and celebration!

Realtors: Wear your REALTOR bike jersey on the Tuesday of Ragbrai for #REALTORteam Tuesday!


August 1st-7th  “Dog days of summer”

Have a pet in your life? Well we want to see them enjoying summer too!

August 8th-14th  “Last Dip”

The pools will be closing soon, and maybe there is a slow leak in the kiddie pool in the backyard. Show us where you spent your summer in the water!


August 15th-21st  “What else can they put on a stick?”

There's meat on a stick, corndogs, and they fry anything you can think of. What makes the Iowa State Fair interesting for you? Show us!

August 22nd-28th  “Put your hands in the air, like you…have the answer to your teacher’s question.”

Some of us like back to school shopping, but we never want to go back to school. Show us how you spent your first day back to school!