Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Union Fair Maine Wild Blueberry Queen competition.

Coronation of the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen will take place Friday, Aug. 26, during the fair. An applicant must be single, a high school graduate or the equivalent, 17 to 22 years of age, and a Maine resident, and she must be available during the upcoming year for appearances around the state.

The woman chosen to be Blueberry Queen will receive a $1,750 cash award and will represent the Maine wild blueberry industry at events in Maine and New England throughout her one-year reign.

For an application, go to Applications must be submitted no later than Saturday, Aug. 6. Additional information can be found on the website or by emailing the coordinator through the website.