The trustees of the Union Fair and the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival are launching their annual contest to choose a design suitable for use in publicizing the 2019 Union Fair, which will run Aug. 17-24.
Entries should reflect the themes of this traditional agricultural fair, which include but are not limited to blueberries, agriculture, fairs/carnivals, farm animals, 4-H, crafts, and harness racing. Posters should reflect both the aspects of a traditional agricultural fair and the Maine Wild Blueberry festival. Artwork should be poster size, approximately 14 inches by 20 inches, and need not include lettering, dates, etc.
Contest entries will be accepted from the public and the selected poster will be awarded $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.
The medium is the artist’s choice, but the design 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 and the design bold and graphic, avoiding elements that do not reproduce clearly, such as shading.
All entries must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 31 and should be delivered to: Union Fair — Matthews Museum, c/o George Gross, P.O. Box 582, Union ME 04862 or dropped off at the Union town office, Common Road, Union, Attn.: Jay Feyler.