Governor's Youth Action Award

The Governor’s Youth Action Award was established in 2015 to encourage Iowa youth to explore the benefits of healthy lifestyles, through  physical activity, nutrition and community engagement. Governor Reynolds, in conjunction with Live Healthy Iowa Kids, Midwest Dairy Council, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development, and the Healthiest State Initiative, are pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of Iowa youth through poster and video submissions.


Contest Information

For youth in grades 4-12.  Design a poster or video that showcases how youth can be an integral part of improving our communities through healthy living.  Select at least one of the categories below to feature as the subject of how you would propose improving well-being in Iowa.

  • Eat Well
  • Move More
  • Feel Better

Check out the 2018 Poster & Video Contest overview for complete details.


Contest Information and Entry Forms

2018 Poster & Video Contest

2018 Poster Contest – Entry Form

2018 Video Contest – Entry Form


Recommended Resources

Choose MyPlate

Healthiest State Initiative – 5-2-1-0

Midwest Dairy Council – Fuel Up to Play 60

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Spend Smart.Eat Smart.



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