IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSN.
Winners Announced in Iowa Corn Red Carpet Sweepstakes
JOHNSTON, Iowa - October 16, 2013 - The Iowa Corn Red Carpet Sweepstakes winners have been chosen. Grand Prize winners, Cynthia Mayer from Hilton Head Island, SC and Donna Anhorn from Osage, IA will receive a special behind-the-scenes experience hosted by Iowa Corn, the IZOD IndyCar(r) Series and Andretti Autosport(r) at the 2013 MAVTV 500 IndyCar(r) World Championship in Fontana, CA.
One First Place winner, John Szewc from Hiawatha, received a $2,500 ethanol gift certificate at the U.S. Cellular 250 race on August 3 at the Iowa Speedway. Szewc's ethanol fuel cards are presented by and redeemable at Kum&Go(r) store locations in Iowa. Four weekly winners also received $50 in ethanol gift certificates from Kum&Go(r).
"The Iowa Corn Red Carpet Sweepstakes was a successful campaign targeted to consumers and race fans to educate them about Iowa corn farmer's key markets -- livestock, ethanol and exports. We maximized our sweepstakes by working with partners at Andretti Autosport(r), the IZOD IndyCar(r) Series, as well as Kum&Go(r) and the Iowa Speedway to give the winners the opportunity to see the performance of ethanol first-hand at the IndyCar(r) Championships" said Craig Floss, chief executive officer for the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.
The Iowa Corn Red Carpet Sweepstakes promoted the many ways corn benefits Americans who use ethanol and showcased the farmers who grow the corn. From May through June 2013, over 9,000 entries were collected. The Red Carpet Sweepstakes was promoted on YouTube, Google Platform, Iowa tv networks, ABC broadcast of the Iowa Corn Indy 250, Facebook and Twitter.
The grand prize winners can be followed on social media this weekend by using the hashtag #IACornSweeps.
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The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 7,500 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.
Market Development Director