Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Competition. The coronation will take place at the Union Fair/Maine Wild Blueberry Festival Monday, Aug.21. The young woman chosen to be queen will receive a $1,750 cash award and represent the Maine wild blueberry industry at events in Maine and New England throughout her one-year reign.

Applicants must be 17 to 22 years of age, single, high school graduates or the equivalent, Maine residents, and available for public appearances during the upcoming year.

Applications must be received no later than Saturday, Aug. 5. For an application form and more information, go online to