DES MOINES -- Photographers from around the country submitted their best work into the Photography Salon competition judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Jennifer Veenstra of Pella received third place in the Adult Division – Color category for the theme of music.

"It's All About the 8's" was the 2019 Photography Theme Class. The assignment was to focus on the 8's by taking a look around at the world. Photographers were encouraged to remember that the number eight can come in all shapes, sizes and directions, to try using different angles and to try grouping items. Over 3,100 entries were judged. The photography entries will be on display on the third floor of the Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center each day of the Fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.