Harborfest selects OHS’ Bouchard as poster contest winner

Oswego High School’s Madison Bouchard, center, with Harborfest Director Peter Myles and Carol Dillabough, has been selected as the poster contest winner for Harborfest 2019. Harborfest will run from July 25-28.


OSWEGO — Oswego Harborfest is pleased to announce the winning design has been picked for the 2019 festival poster. The contest entries were collected through December, 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 Madison Bouchard, a senior at Oswego High School. Bouchard worked under the guidance of art teacher Erin Platten to create the winning design, which best encapsulated the many elements of the festival. Madison’s poster reads “Eat the food you enjoy, spend time with people you love, partake in the traditions you remember, summing up the wonderful excitement that comes with the festival in a few golden words.

“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 has been posted on the official web site (www.oswegoharborfest.com). It will also be copied and framed and given to all Harborfest’s 2019 sponsors and business members. In addition to this, the winning art work may be adapted for use on the 2019 Harborfest T-shirt, program, rack card, etc. . Madison also received a prize of $100.00.

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, New York. 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, about Harborfest itself, or to contribute to the support of this amazing region-wide event, contact the Harborfest offices at 41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY 13126 or by visiting the Harborfest web site at www.oswegoharborfest.com.

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