Press Release

Washington artist wins fair poster contest

Photo by John Jensen

Union Fair President John Crabtree presents poster contest winner Tania Amazeen-Jones with a check for $500 while poster  contest coordinator  George Gross holds a framed copy of the poster also presented to the winner.

UNION, Maine — The Union Fair recognized the winner of its poster art contest local artist Tania Amazeen-Jones of Washington, who received a check for $500, as well as a framed copy of the completed poster.

The contest, which began in January, ran through April 1 when the entries were judged by the board of trustees.  The winner was one of 28 entries competing for the prize.  The artwork was used to produce the posters that will be used around the tri-county area to publicize the fair.

Union Fair represents Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties and is the State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival.  Held on the Union Fairgrounds Aug. 18-25, it is billed as a “Real Agricultural Fair.” For information about the fair and the festival, go to unionfair.org.

Framed posters are available for $10, unframed, $5, by contacting the contest coordinator at njmoxie1@verizon.net to reserve a copy.  Pre-ordered posters orders may be picked up at Matthews Museum or on the fairground after arrangements have been made. Unframed and framed copies will also be available during fair week at the Blueberry Acres building.

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