LISBON — It’s official — Lisbon’s Moxie Festival Committee has issued a call for artwork. Each year, the Moxie Festival Committee selects artwork to be used for T-shirts, posters and branded items.

The selected artwork will be consistent with the fun 2019 theme of “Moxie Goes Artsy.” The Moxie Festival committee selected this theme to inspire a “distinctively different” visual representation of the Moxie spirit, which by dictionary definition means energy, pep and courage. It’s also the official beverage of the state of Maine. The committee is seeking an artistic image as iconic as the beverage itself.

Festival organizer Julie-Ann Baumer said the committee is looking for submissions from Maine artists. “We are looking for a unique look and feel for this year’s festival artwork, given the theme. There are so many amazing and hardworking creative people here in Maine. I look forward to seeing their work.”

The three-day festival, celebrated at the peak of summer with a parade, a 5K run, live music and many other events, is a glorious homage to the distinctively different beverage, Moxie. The winning artwork will be reproduced on an exclusive and collectible T-shirt, posters and other festival-branded items.

In addition to seeing their artwork proudly displayed on thousands of T-shirts sold and worn during the Moxie Festival, this year the winner will receive a $750 cash prize, media recognition, the first 2019 printed T-shirt and the opportunity to judge parade floats designed and inspired by the theme.

The deadline for entries is 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. Winners will be selected by the Moxie Festival Committee. The winner will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 14. Complete details and guidelines are both online at www.moxiefestival.com or at the MTM Community Center, 18 School St., Lisbon Falls.

The Moxie Festival, celebrating Maine’s official soft drink, is always the second weekend in July. Mark your calendars for the 2019 Moxie Festival, July 12–14, 2019.


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