Beef Jerky

Summer Grilling Coloring Contest

Kylie Peterson | July 6, 2021

Contact: Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing & Communications, Iowa Beef Industry Council, 515-296-2305

July is here, and summer is well underway! Iowa’s future beef farmers are getting their beef projects ready for the county fair, kids are hanging out at the pool, and the smell of beef on the grill wafts through the air. As a parent trying to survive summer vacation, you may be looking for new and exciting things to keep your child entertained. Look no further and break out the crayons and colored pencils because the Iowa Beef Industry Council is having a coloring contest!

Participation is hassle-free. Download the coloring page found on our website and let the creativity flow. After your child has colored the beef grilling sheet to the best of their ability, upload a high-quality photo of their work in the form provided. Students will be divided into four categories: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-9 years of age. The winning picture from each category will receive a $50 beef certificate and an age-appropriate summer grilling swag item.

Entries must be submitted by July 20, 2021 at 5 PM CST.

Beef is a great source of high-quality protein that can help curb your kid’s hunger and fuel summer fun all day long. Are you tired of cooking the same thing for your family? Then mix up your meal plan with these kid-friendly recipes. Better yet, invite them into the kitchen for some hands-on learning.

Cooking and coloring: fun for the whole family!


About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff.  Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand.  For more information, visit