Winner Announced in Acadia Night Sky Festival Poster Contest

Release date: 5/1/2017

Night Light to Grace 2017 Posters

BAR HARBOR, Maine – Anthony Palumbo’s digital artwork, Night Light, has been chosen as the winning image for the 9th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival poster contest. A nationwide contest was held to find the iconic image and the selection committee was once again impressed with a number of high-quality entries.
The winning image is of the iconic Bass Harbor Lighthouse, which sits atop the rocky western coast of Mount Desert Island, with a breathtaking view of the Milky Way in its composition. More than 20 photographers and artists submitted their original work capturing the night skies over Acadia and Downeast Maine, but Palumbo’s work stood out.
A life-long resident of New Jersey, Tony has adopted Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island as his home away from home. “I exist in New Jersey, but live here,” said Palumbo. “My first visit to Mount Desert Island was in 1988 and I have been a yearly return visitor ever since.”  An avid hiker, kayaker, and history and photography enthusiast, Tony considers Mount Desert Island a perfect combination of everything he loves.
Cape Air, sponsor of the Acadia Night Sky Festival for several years running, will present Mr. Palumbo with two round trip airfare vouchers between Bar Harbor and Boston.
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About the Acadia Night Sky Festival
The Acadia Night Sky Festival is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast & Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts. 
Leadership is provided by a volunteer committee of individuals and organizations including: Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Laboratory, Jesup Memorial Library, Mount Desert Island High School and the National Park Service.