Night sky festival seeks poster art

BAR HARBOR — The seventh annual Acadia Night Sky Festival will be held from Sept. 10-14 and is shaping up to be even bigger and better than before. In preparation, the festival is holding its second annual public poster artwork competition.

Photographers and artists over the age of 18 are encouraged to submit images of their work for consideration as the 2015 festival poster image. All skill levels and mediums are welcome.

The Acadia Night Sky Festival is looking for striking photography or artwork that captures the night sky for use in the annual festival poster and related marketing materials. The winning image should portray Acadia or Down East Maine in a recognizable way with celestial objects included in the composition.

The contest will accept submissions from through Friday, Feb. 27. The winning artist/photographer will receive two round-trip tickets between Bar Harbor and Boston courtesy of Cape Air and will be featured in their in-flight magazine, “Bird’s Eye View.”

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The Acadia Night Sky Festival is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Down East and Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts.

Leadership is provided by a volunteer committee of individuals and organizations including Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Acadia, Schoodic Education and Research Center, Jackson Laboratory, College of the Atlantic, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company and the Mount Desert Island Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Acadia Night Sky Festival is presented by Celestron Telescopes and supported by Friends of Acadia, Jackson Laboratory, Bluenose Inn, Oli’s Trolley, Jordan Pond House, Bar Harbor Inn and the Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast Association.

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