Blueberry poster entries sought

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites residents of all ages and skill levels to submit original artwork for the 2013 Blueberry Festival Poster contest. The selected design will be reproduced as a full-color, limited edition 10 x 13 inch poster. Original artwork in any medium is welcome but should not be larger than 11 x 17 inches and not previously reproduced.

The winning entry will be determined by an online vote open to the public May 13-29 at All entries will be displayed in Marquette City Hall at 300 W. Baraga Ave. throughout that time period. In exchange for the rights to the selected artwork, the winner will receive $150 in gift certificates from downtown businesses and 10 posters. The wining poster will debut prior to the festival, which is scheduled for July 26.

Entry deadline is April 29. 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 the above website.