Age Group

Entrants under 18 shall be considered students. Entrants 18 years old and older shall be considered adults.

Please note: All adults will enter the Oktoberfest category. Submitted photographs for adults should follow the recommended subject matter for this category as outlined below.






General Rules
1. NEW FOR 2021: All entries must be must be registered and submitted online at www.oktoberfestusa.com/photo-contest/. Entries not registered online shall not be accepted.
2. NEW FOR 2021: All adults will enter the Oktoberfest category. Submitted photographs should follow the recommended subject matter for this category as outlined below.
3. Photos shall be the original artwork of the entrant. Photos that have received awards at previous Oktoberfest contests are not eligible to compete again.
4. Participants shall only enter images in their own age group. The Oktoberfest category shall be open to all ages.
5. Photographer’s (entrant’s) name shall not appear on the front of the entry. Any image with the makers or identifying mark on the image will not be judged.
6. The contest is open to all persons, with the exception of the Oktoberfest Photography Contest committee chair and judges.


Student Categories (Ages under 18 - Entries shall comply with the “Digital Image Sizing Guidelines” below)
1. Color Digital Photographs: Limit of two (2) per student. Entries must be in JPEG format. Your files must be named (titled).
2. Black & White Photographs: Limit of two (2) per student. Entries must be in JPEG format. Your files must be named (titled).
3. Oktoberfest: Limit of two (2) per person. Entries must be in JPEG format. Your files must be named (titled).

Adult Categories (Ages 18+ - Entries shall comply with the “Digital Image Sizing Guidelines” below)
1. Oktoberfest: Limit of two (2) per person. Entries must be in JPEG format. Your files must be named (titled).

Oktoberfest Category Guidelines: Entries to the Oktoberfest category should capture the spirit, feel, and sights of Oktoberfest.
Your photographs should focus on all things Oktoberfest including:
Maple Leaf and Torchlight Parades
Events such as Festmaster’s Ball, Mrs. O Reception, Ladies Day Luncheon, Parade Marshal Reveal, etc. Refer to our Events List
The Oktoberfest Grounds and the splendor of Oktoberfest
Candids of people, Oktoberfest food and culture, and “Gemütlichkeit” (the feeling of Oktoberfest and good cheer)

Digital Image Sizing Guidelines: All digital submissions will be displayed electronically at 1920 x 1080 pixels. We recommend that your submission meets or exceeds these measurements. Photos that do not meet these exact dimensions may either be cropped or framed with black borders when projected for display purposes.

Contest Dates
The contest runs through Friday, October 8th, 2021.
Winners shall be announced on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at www.oktoberfestusa.com/photo-contest-winners

Display Exhibit
A slideshow of the winners and honorable mentions will be available for viewing on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at www.oktoberfestusa.com/photo-contest-winners

Entries will be judged on originality, universal interest, and photographic excellence. The judges’ decisions will be final.
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