The 2016 photography contest is hosted and administered by the La Crosse Area Camera Club. Photos in the contest may be viewed at the main branch of the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main Street.

Viewing days and hours:

Friday, September 30 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2016 contest rules and information; entry slips (must be attached to each entry)

Entries in the photography contest must be hand delivered by 4pm on Friday, September 23. Drop locations include:

  • La Crosse Festivals Office (Southside Oktoberfest Grounds, corner of 2nd and La Crosse Street),
  • Walmart Photo Dept. at both the 3107 Market Place, Onalaska AND the 4622 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse locations

Entries MUST be picked up from your chosen drop off location between October 15 and October 29. Any photos not picked up will be discarded by the drop off locations.

Our thanks to the Photography Contest Sponsors:

La Crosse Camera Club
Onalaska and South La Crosse Wal-Mart Photo Departments
North Country Steak Buffet
La Crosse Festivals, Inc.




First Place – Cedar Waxwing by A.B. Sheldon

Second Place – Pop Bottle Reflection by Kristi Olson

Third Place – Oak Leaf Under Water by Kristi Olson

Oktoberfest Theme

First Place – Parade Reflections by Mike Earley

Second Place – 1997 Festmaster by Mike Earley

Third Place – Parade Reflections by Jerry Weigel

Color Print

First Place – Havana Taxi – by Tim Hammond

Second Place – Sweet Sip – by Karen Fischer

Third Place – Spanish Galleon – by Peder Schoenfeld

Black and White Print

First Place – Starlite 14 – by Tim Hammond

Second Place – Social Symbolism – by Tim Hammond

Third Place – Old House – by Jennifer Schloesser

Student Color Print

First Place – Cracked – by Caleb Schilling

Second Place – Farmer Boy – by Tia Gray

Third Place – Baritone Close-up – by Brandon Wanke

Student Black and White Print

First Place – Violin – by Tia Gray

Second Place – North to Alaska – by Cameron Schroeder

Third Place – Colorful Directions – by Mikayla Riley