UNION — The Trustees of the Union Fair are launching their annual contest to choose a design suitable for use in publicizing the 2023 Fair in July. Please note that deadlines have been changed for 2023.

Entries should reflect the themes of this traditional agricultural fair which include, but may not be limited to, blueberries, agriculture, fairs/carnivals, farm animals, 4-H, crafts, harness racing and similar imagery. Posters should reflect both the aspects of a traditional Agricultural Fair and the Wild Blueberry Festival. Artwork should be poster size, approximately 14”x20” and need not include lettering, dates, etc.

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 to sign posters, etc.

Feb. 10 is the final date for submission of entries. The winner of the contest will be announced in March.

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

Entries may be submitted at any time until Feb. 10, 2023, and should be delivered to: Matthews Museum/Union Fair – C/O George R. Gross, P.O. Box 582 Union, ME, 04862. Alternatively, entries can be dropped off at the Union Town Office, Common Road, Union. Attn: Jay Feyler.

A form must be filled out to submit a poster design. The form can be found online at unionfair.org/poster-contest.