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Oswego Harborfest Reveals Winning Poster Design

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Harborfest is pleased to announce that a winning design has been picked for the 2018 festival poster.

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From left are:executive director Peter Myles, Stacey VanCampen (teacher), Kristen Skinner, and her parents Kristine and Steve Skinner.

The contest entries were collected in early November and all entries were carefully deliberated.

This year, the festival staff sought a design that depicted many aspects of the festival, such as the fireworks and the music.

After much consideration, the team picked the design of Kristen Skinner, a senior at Oswego High School.

Skinner worked under the guidance of art teacher Stacey VanCampen to create the winning design, which best encapsulated the many elements of the festival.

“I was very glad to see that a local high school student won the contest,” said Peter Myles, the executive director of Oswego Harbor Festivals, Inc. “I am sure our sponsors will be very pleased to receive a framed poster for display within their organization and I am looking forward to using the poster as a major component in our print advertising.”

This full-size poster will be posted on the official website (www.oswegoharborfest.com). It will also be copied and framed and given to all of Harborfest’s 2018 sponsors and business members.

In addition to this, the winning artwork may be adapted for use on the 2018 Harborfest T-shirt, program, rack card, etc. as needed.

Skinner also received a prize of $100.

Harborfest is one of the few admission-free music festivals in the country.

It was founded with the mission of creating nationally recognized festivals and events that attract and engage a broad and diverse audience, celebrate and build community and advance economic development in Oswego.

It would not be possible to continue the event without the massive continued support received from the city of Oswego, businesses, organizations, government entities and individuals and family members.

To learn more about the Harborfest posters and merchandise, Harborfest itself or to contribute to the support of the event, contact the Harborfest offices at 41 Lake St., Oswego or visit www.oswegoharborfest.com.