The Trustees of the Union Fair – Maine’s Wild Blueberry Festival are launching their annual contest to choose a design suitable for use in publicizing the 2024 Fair.

Entries should reflect the themes of this traditional agricultural fair. They must include, but may not be limited to, blueberries, agriculture, fairs/carnivals, farm animals, 4-H and crafts. Posters should reflect the aspects of a traditional agricultural fair as well as the Wild Blueberry Festival.

Artwork should be poster size, approximately 14 inches by 20 inches, and not include lettering or dates.

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 sign posters.

Submissions must be received by Feb. 10; the winner will be announced in March.


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

A special opportunity for children’s entries, ages 5-12, includes a winner’s prize of four free admission tickets for entry to the fair.

For more information, email George Gross at


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