FMC’s 2017 Poster Contest Winners!
Posted On: August 9, 2017
National Farmers Market Week is upon us and we are thrilled to continue the celebration with this year’s poster contest winners. Our judges were so inspired by the beautiful and informative designs submitted by 100 farmers markets across the country. The decision certainly wasn’t an easy one, and even the Facebook fans had a heated competition for Fan Favorite! Most notably, each winner had a story that tied the creation of their poster with the community. Three were designed by artists that sell at the markets, and one was designed by a shopper specifically for the contest.
We also want to extend a special thank to the folks at the Seasonal Food Guide – a free online tool and app created by GRACE Communications Foundation that helps you find out what produce is in season in your state year round – for sponsoring the prizes awarded to this year’s winners.
So without further adieu, our winners!
First Place: McMinnville Farmers Market, OR
Designed by Maija Rebecca Hand Drawn, a McMinnville local artist and vendor.
Second Place: Queen Anne Farmers Market, Seattle, WA
Designed by Frida Clements
Queen Anne Farmers Market selects a local artist to design a 4 poster series every four years. This is the first poster in the series by Clements.
Best EBT/Nutrition Incentive Poster: Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, NY
Designed by Jamie Currier
This poster was designed for the contest by a Troy Waterfront Farmers Market regular customer. Upon hearing that their poster had won, operations manager, Liz Hammond said “We are so honored and so lucky to have great customers like Jamie!”
Fan Favorite Winner: Ligonier Country Market, PA
Designed by Sue Hrubes from Sue’s Re-creations.
This poster was designed by market vendor, Sue Hrubes, for a Southern Alleghenies regional art contest, and later became the market poster. It was hand drawn at the market of another vendor’s table. The market vendors helped Sue to arrange the display, and her family covered her own booth while she drew.
Cari Frei, executive director of the Ligonier market rallied her facebook fans, vendors, vendor facebook fans, and even community organizations from Sue Hrubes’ hometown to come together for the win in a very close Fan Favorite race.
Sue Hrubes in action!