Win $1,000 for your school


2019 School Mascot Challenge Winners: IKM-Manning Middle School

2020 School Mascot Challenge

Win $1,000 for your school by participating in the 2020 School Mascot Challenge! To enter the contest, simply register to participate in the Healthiest State 10th Annual Walk on October 7. The first 64 schools who register will be automatically entered.

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HOW TO VOTE: Schools that are entered into the contest will be notified on or before August 28. The schools will compete in a bracket-style challenge via Woobox (on Facebook or through Woobox website). Each week from Aug. 31 – Oct. 7, Iowans will be able to vote for their favorite mascot until a final winner is crowned. Weekly updates will be posted on social media.

VOTING IS NOW OPEN! Click here to vote for your favorite mascot.


  • Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Round of 64
  • Sept. 7-13: Round of 32
  • Sept. 14-20: Round of 16
  • Sept. 21-27: Round of 8
  • Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Final 4
  • Oct. 4-7: Finals 

PRIZE: One winning school will be awarded $1,000. The prize money can be used to help start or fund healthy incentive projects. The Healthiest State Initiative will hold a check presentation for the winning school at a later date. The winning school will be required to provide a project update within one year of funds being awarded. See full rules here.

Healthiest State Annual Walk

walklogoThe Healthiest State 10th Annual Walk is an opportunity for your school to join thousands of other Iowans statewide in walking for 30 minutes on October 7.  We are walking because it is good for our physical, mental and emotional health.  In 2020, we invite all Iowans to Team Up for 10 – to help us celebrate 10 years of the annual event.