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2014 Oktoberfest Button Design Contest

La Crosse Festivals, Inc. is conducting a button design contest for the 54th annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Contest rules: (view rules as PDF file)

  • Entrants should include their name and contact information (phone number and email address) with their design.
  • Design is to be submitted as a 6 inch circle. Please note selected design will be used in various media and in various sizes from 2” to 6’ in diameter.
  • Design must include these elements:
    • Oktoberfest Banner (download JPEG)
    • Dates of 2014 Oktoberfest: September 25 – 28, 2014
    • 2014 Festival theme: Munich on the Mississippi
    • A maple leaf (or leaves)
  • The design must be done in a minimum of 2 colors using colored crayons, colored pencils, oil paints, etc.
  • The design may be created on a computer.
    • Use of clipart is prohibited.
    • All artistic design elements must be the original work of the submitter.
  • There is no limit to the number of designs an individual may submit.
  • Deadline for submission is 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Please submit to: 
    • Email:
    • Postal mail: La Crosse Festivals, Inc. P.O. Box 1716 La Crosse, WI 54602-1716
    • Hand delivery: Oktoberfest office, 2nd and La Crosse Streets, La Crosse, WI
      Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • All entries will become the property of La Crosse Festivals, Inc.
  • La Crosse Festivals, Inc. reserves the right to make any adaptations in color(s) or design(s) for printing and promotional purposes.
  • The selection decision of the Board of Directors of La Crosse Festivals, Inc. will be final.
  • The winner will be notified following the design selection, and will receive a $100 cash prize and two complimentary tickets to the 2014 Festmaster Ball. 

Questions should be directed to the Oktoberfest office at 608-784-3378 or


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