Union Fair seeking entries for graphic promotion of 2017 agriculture and wild blueberry events

Posted:  Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:45pm

UNION – The Trustees of the Union Fair–Maine Wild Blueberry Festival are again launching a contest to choose a design suitable for use in publicizing the 2017 Union Fair, Aug. 19-26.

Entries should reflect the themes of this traditional agricultural fair, which may include, but not be limited to, blueberries, agriculture, fairs/carnivals, farm animals, 4-H, crafts, harness racing, etc. Posters should reflect both the aspects of a traditional agricultural fair and the Wild Blueberry Festival. Art work should be poster size, approximately 14-inches by 20-inches and need not include lettering, dates, etc.

The selected poster will be awarded a prize of $500. All rights to the selected design will become the property of the Union Fair. It is hoped that the artist will be available, but not required, to attend one or more days during fair week to be recognized and to sign posters, etc.

Medium is artist's choice but must be in color. Remember that the selected design will be utilized in the production of posters and other media so colors should be strong, design bold and graphic, and avoid elements that do not reproduce clearly such as shading.

Entries and entry form (available at unionfair.org) may be submitted at any time until March 31, and should be addressed to:
Union Fair - Matthews Museum
c/o George R. Gross
P.O. Box 582
Union, ME 04862
Entries can also be dropped off at the Union Town Office on Common Road, Attn: Jay Feyler.