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IAA Annual Convention Information & Schedule of Events


February 2-4, 2018 | Des Moines, IA | Airport Holiday Inn

The three-day event includes seminars from a variety of national speakers. The continuing education seminars are only a small part of the IAA Convention. On Saturday afternoon, there will be a preliminary round of the Iowa Auctioneer contest with the audience bidding on the items and 3 judges scoring the auctioneers. The auctioneers will be competing to fill the top 20 spots to advance on to the finals held at the Iowa State Fair in August, as well as who will be named Rookie Auctioneer Champion.  

“Auctions are fun an exciting and we invite the public to come enjoy the Auctioneer contest on Saturday afternoon,” said Chris Richard, IAA President. “Just like any auction, you never know what auction finds may be waiting for you.” The Saturday afternoon auctioneer contests are free to watch and are open to the public to come bid and buy the items the auctioneers will be selling. Other contests including the advertising and ring person contests will be held during the convention.

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Congratulations to our Iowa State Champion Auctioneer


Jared Chambers of Corydon, IA was awarded the title ‘Iowa State Champion Auctioneer’ on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Iowa State Fair during the Auctioneer Contest Finals. 

The top five finalists – Kam Hartstack of Clarinda, 3rd runner up, Justin Steward of Wyoming, 2nd runner up, Jordan Cannon, Central City, 1st runner up, and Jeff Graber of Lincoln, MO, reserve champion.

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State Fair Semi Finals & Final Auction

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To make it to the Iowa State Champion Auctioneer contest each August, IAA members batten in our preliminary contest during the IAA Annual Convention in February.  Our top 20 advance to the finals at the Iowa State Fair. Five judges officiate the final round at the Iowa State Fair. Contestants are rated on speed, bid calling ability, salesmanship, and appearance. This August 15 at 9 AM our contestants will be auctioning off 55 Kolbalt tool packages donated by Lowe's Companies, Inc. Proceeds will benifit 3 of Iowa's childeren hospitals. 

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The Iowa Auctioneer Association (IAA) is raising money to benefit three children’s hospitals in Iowa and Minnesota as part of their annual Iowa State Champion Auctioneers Contest at the Iowa State Fair.

The contest will take place Tuesday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Anne and Bill Riley Stage, just north of the Walnut Center & Iowa Craft Beer Tent. This contest is held under normal auction conditions, is open to the public, and free to watch. The public is encouraged to participate. All proceeds will benefit Blank Children’s Hospital of Des Moines, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the Twin Cities.

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Help Us Welcome Steve Greenfield as our 2017 Grand Marshall

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Twice an Iowa State Auctioneer Champion, Army Veteran, Respected Auctioneer Professional, Meet Steve Greenfield.

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David Whitley Presents at IAA Seminar August 14

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Join us August 14 to learn from David Whitley! This August workshop is free to IAA Members - LEARN MORE

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2017 Iowa State Auctioneer Contest Finals


The Iowa State Fair is right around the corner and that means the 2017 Auctioneer Contest Finals will light up the Anne & Bill Riley Stage on August 15, 2017. Starting at 9 am, 20 contestants will battle it out to be the next Iowa State Champion! Contestants are judged on speed, bid calling ability, salesmanship and appearance. 

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June 2017 IAA Newsletter

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The June edition of the Hawkeye Auctioneer Newsletter is now available online.

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