March 1st-31st, 2014: POSTER ARTWORK CONTEST
The Acadia Night Sky Festival is busy preparing for its 6th Annual run for September 25-29, 2014, and is shaping up to be even bigger and better than ever before. As part of their mission to recognize the inspiration of the night skies over Acadia and Downeast, Maine, the festival is happy to announce its first ever public Poster Artwork Contest.
All photographers and artists are encouraged to submit images of their work for consideration, and to possibly be selected as the 2014 Poster image for the 6th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. Photographers and artists over the age of 18 are eligible for participation and all skill levels and mediums are welcome.
The Acadia Night Sky Festival is looking for striking photography or artwork that captures the night sky above Acadia and/or Downeast, Maine for use in the annual festival poster and related marketing materials. The winning image should portray Acadia or Downeast, Maine in a recognizable way, with celestial objects included in the composition.
Grand Prize Winner will receive:
- Winning image to be used as the signature artwork for the 6th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival.
- Winner will be credited and thanked publicly at the keynote presentation during the festival
- Winner will receive 2 round trip tickets courtesy of Cape Air’s Bird’s Eye View magazine
- Winner will be announced and featured in the May/June 2014 issue of Bird’s Eye View magazine
- Winner will be credited and announced in press releases distributed to national publications
Please click the link below for the full terms, conditions and Rules.
The Acadia Night Sky Festival is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science, and the arts.
Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Located in the communities surrounding Acadia National Park, the Acadia Night Sky Festival features many art, music, science, poetry, and stargazing events..
Here the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi. As the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receives national recognition, Maine is increasingly referred to as some place “that still has stars.”
Discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights. We invite you to help us enjoy and protect this inspiring resource for generations to come.
This festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous support and collaboration of our sponsors and the local community. Please take a moment to explore the scroll bar below, to get to know some of the great businesses and organizations that help the Acadia Night Sky Festival come to life year after year.