Each year, MOFGA hosts a poster design contest to find a design that captures the essence of the Common Ground Country Fair.
The poster for the 2015 Common Ground Country Fair was unveilied at MOFGA's annual meeting during the Maine Agricultural Trade Show in Augusta. The 2015 poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators.
MOFGA invites Maine residents and MOFGA members (regardless of residence) to submit a design for our Common Ground Country Fair poster. The selected design is featured on the Fair poster, website, T-shirt and promotional literature. The winning artist receives $1,000 and is featured in MOFGA's quarterly newspaper, "The Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener," and in various press announcements.
Complete 2015 Poster Contest guidelines, including technical specifications, eligibility requirements and timeline, and an entry form for the 2016 Fair Poster are available via the link below.
Common Ground Country Fair Poster Contest Packet (pdf)
See posters from past Fairs