The Trustees of the Union Fair — Maine Wild Blueberry Festival are launching their annual contest to choose a design suitable for use in publicizing the 2023 fair scheduled for July 26-30. Note that deadlines have been changed for 2023.

Entries should reflect the themes of this traditional agricultural fair which include, but may not be limited to, blueberries, agriculture, fairs/carnivals, farm animals, 4-H, crafts, harness racing, etc., according to a news release from Rick Butler, trustee, and advertising, promotions and publicity head.

Posters should reflect both the aspects of a traditional agricultural fair and the Wild Blueberry Festival. Art work should be poster size, approximately 14-inch by 20-inch and need not include lettering, dates, etc.

Contest entries will be accepted from the public except individuals and family members of the Union Fair Trustees and Officers. The selected poster will be awarded a prize of $750.

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 the 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 can be submitted at any time until Feb. 10, and should be delivered to Matthews Museum/Union Fair, in care of George R. Gross, P.O. Box 582, Union, ME 04862, or dropped off at Union Town Office, Common Road, Union, with attention to Jay Feyler.

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