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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - Oktoberfest poster competition


Who can take part?

Professional graphic artists, graphic designers, artists, Art Academy and Visual Communications Applied Science University students, and anyone who can upload a poster for Oktoberfest in line with the technical and content requirements.

Participants are excluded from taking part in the poster competition if they have any economic or other ties to one of the jury members, their company or are an employee or representative.

What do I have to submit to take part?

Every participant is entitled to upload one design. Alongside the poster in PDF/X format, we require a preview image of the design as a jpg (for details, see Eligibility Requirements).

In Addition, the following personal information must be entered in the participation form:
  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Address
  • Accessibility (phone number, email adress)
  • Website
  • Short resumé (PDF)
A valid email address is required to take part in the competition.

If you submit your design as a team, a name, phone number and small resumé (PDF) to take part is required from each team member.

What do I have to bear in mind when I take part?

Designs can be uploaded from the 19th October 2021. Only designs that have been digitally created as a PDF/X in DIN A1 portrait format may be submitted. In addition, a preview image as a jpg is required.

The full requirements can be found at the Eligibility Requirements.

Only one design can be uploaded per participant.

How long do I have to upload my design?

The last upload date is Tuesday 16th November 2021.

What happens after I submit my poster?

After submission, the competition work you have handed in will be subjected to screening, according to the following criteria:
  • Graphic quality
  • Content-related and technical check
  • Suitability for licensed items
The online vote will take place in January 2022. The final selection from 30 designs will take place at the end of January/start of February 2022, with a jury of professional, expert judges.

Who can contact if I have any questions?

Please contact:

City of Munich
Department of Labor and Economic Development

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