Photography contest: Call for entries

F Stop Joy 2022

Our theme is joy! Submit your original photos now until Oct. 15 for a chance to win prizes and have your photos displayed at the library. Details here.

A photography contest and exhibit

Contest is open Sept. 12 - Oct. 15

F Stop is calling for original photos that show your interpretation of joy. Use your camera and creativity to tell your story.

Thank you to our generous sponsors Generac and Camera Casino.

2022 Contest Rules

You must either live in the Oshkosh area OR hold an Oshkosh Public Library card.
Each participant may submit two photos. Submissions of online entries is final (no re-submissions).
Photos must be taken within the last year.
Photographs must include a caption, less than 150 words, describing the image and how it captures “joy."
Hard copy photos will not be accepted. Entries must be submitted using the official online entry form -OR-
Submit through Instagram using #FStop22 and tag @OshkoshPublicLibrary in the text. Include your name, city and age category. Set your privacy settings to allow @OshkoshPublicLibrary to see your submissions. Follow the library @oshkoshpubliclibrary on Instagram.
Photos must be in jpg, jpeg, png, or gif format.  
Photos must be original works by the entrant. No logos or watermarks on images, please.  
Entries must be submitted by: Oct.15, 2022


  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Ages 18 and older
  • Oshkosh Public Library reserves the non-exclusive right to use the photographs at our discretion.
  • Photographer is responsible for obtaining necessary permissions if photo contains an identifiable individual.  
  • There is no entry fee. 
  • For help with your submission, email
  • Employees of Oshkosh Public Library and judges are not eligible to enter.  

Photos will be judged on composition and how well the image reflects joy.