Marquette, MI – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites residents of all ages and skill levels to submit original artwork for the 2015 Blueberry Festival Poster contest. 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 11, through Wednesday, May 27, at www.downtownmarquette.org. All entries will be on display at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center, 217 North Front Street, throughout that time 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 from downtown businesses. The wining poster will debut prior to the festival, which is scheduled for Friday, July 31.
The entry deadline is Friday, May 1. Bring or mail entries to the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, 203 S. Front St., Suite 1-B, Marquette, MI, 49855. A complete list of rules and an entry form is available at www.downtownmarquette.org.
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