July 2nd, 2014

Farmers Market Coalition Poster Contest-July 27 Deadline!

by Maryland Farmers Market Association

The Farmers Market Coalition is hosting a National Farmers Market Poster Contest, encouraging markets from across the country to show-off their creative marketing abilities. Poster Contest entries and winners will be displayed online to inspire markets throughout the country to use creative and appealing marketing techniques to bring customers to market. Details regarding submission requirements, criteria for posters, prizes, and judgement criteria can be found below!

Email (using ‘Poster Contest’ as Subject Line) the following to by midnight on July 27:

-A high-resolution (300 dpi) JPG or PDF of the poster
Signed Submission Form

Posters will be judged based on their ability to:

-Clearly identify market information
-Engage the audience
-Communicate a sense of place
-Judging open from July 28th to Aug 2nd
-Winners will be announced on August 3rd (National Farmers Market Week!)

BONUS EBT and/or Nutrition Incentive Category (Sponsored by Wholesome Wave)

-Clearly communicates the market’s EBT and/or nutrition incentive options


-General Category First Place: $1,000
-General Category Second Place: $300
-Fan favorite Most ‘Likes’ on Facebook: $200
-Anyone can vote for Fan Favorites on Facebook from June 27 until midnight on July 27th.‘Like’ your favorite posters to vote!
-Best EBT/Nutrition Incentive Poster: $1,000

Contest Rules

-Entry must be a 2014 season farmers market poster
-Anyone can enter; prize money goes to the farmers market represented on the poster
-Markets run by current Farmers Market Coalition or Wholesome Wave staff and board members are only eligible to win in the Fan Favorite category

For more information about this National Poster Contest, including ‘Frequently asked Questions’, please visit the Farmers Market Coalition’s ‘Poster Contest’ webpage.

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