MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites residents of all ages and skill levels to submit original artwork for the 2019 Blueberry Festival Poster contest.
The selected design will be reproduced as a full-color, limited edition poster for the 2019 Blueberry Festival taking place in Downtown Marquette on Friday, July 26. Original artwork in any medium is welcome but should not be larger than 11 x 17 inches and must not have been previously reproduced.
The winning entry will be determined by a combined score based on an online vote open to the public and a panel of judges comprised of local artists, downtown business owners and public officials.
Voting will take place Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31, at www.downtownmarquette.org.
All entries will be on display at a location to be determined at a later date.The artwork will be on display during the voting period for those who would like to view and vote for the artwork in person. In exchange for the rights to the selected artwork, the winner will receive $150 in gift certificates to downtown businesses and 10 posters.
The winning poster will debut prior to the festival, which is scheduled for Friday, July 26.
Selected winning artist will be notified no later than Friday, June 14.
The entry deadline is Tuesday, May 14. There are two ways to enter:
1. Complete the online submission form at www.downtownmarquette.org/blueberry-festival AND mail or drop off your original artwork at the Marquette Downtown Development Authority office (337 W. Washington St., Marquette, MI 49855) before Tuesday, May 14. A digital file (either emailed or delivered on CD or jump drive) of the original image must be submitted as well. Online submissions received without original artwork will not be considered.
2. Submit a paper application with original artwork by mail or drop off your original artwork at the Marquette Downtown Development Authority office (337 W. Washington St., Marquette, MI 49855) before Tuesday, May 14. Applications can be downloaded here or picked up from the Marquette DDA office.