The Maine Lobster Festival is looking for an artist to create the 2017 festival poster. Every year, thousands of these posters are hung all over Maine and beyond to promote the Festival … and to be sold as art keepsakes. The festival is looking for just the right creative talent to make 2017’s poster for the festival’s 70th anniversary.

The winner will receive a $1,000 commission and must release the rights of the artwork to the Maine Lobster Festival. Artists are asked to submit samples of their work to Jim Brickel at A requirement for the poster is a large lobster, so it is helpful for the committee to see a sample lobster. The deadline to submit samples is Nov. 1 The winning artist will be chosen by a committee. After the artist is chosen, he or she will have until March 15 to get the finished poster artwork to the committee.

The Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to Maine’s Midcoast region, and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. For more information, visit; and check it out Facebook and Twitter (@MELobsterFest).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or